My goal is to design and create quality stained glass pieces, that will last generations with personal meaning for my customers.
- Janey Neal
If you are interested in commissioning a piece, or if you have an idea you'd like to talk about, please read the commission details below, fill out the form and I will get back to you to set up a consultation over the phone, in person or via video conferencing.
Please remember it can take up to a month or longer for commission pieces to be completed.
Commission Glass Pieces
Creating a unique, custom, one-of-a-kind piece of glasswork is exciting for both the you as the client and myself, the artist.
How and where the piece will be displayed is important to the design and color selection. Commission starts with the design of the pattern and ends with delivery/receipt of the piece.
Due to the special nature of these projects, an agreement makes the process move smoothly toward satisfactory completion for both the client and the artist.
Development Process Steps For Commission Work
1) Client/Artist discussion/meeting regarding the nature of the piece including the design, dimensions, colors, and lighting/framing.
If desired, a colored paper draft can be created for visual perception. Pictures are helpful when designing the pattern.
2) Written estimate of the cost for completion based upon materials, supplies and artist time along with a targeted delivery date.
3) Written acceptance by the client of the proposed project description accompanied by a 50% down payment of the defined cost.
The end goal is to create glass art work that reflects the desires of the client to be displayed with pride and captures the mastery of the artist.
All patterns made for pieces are property of Janey Neal Glassworks.
Deposits are not refundable.
LED lights can be included for an additional cost to backlight the piece and give it a glowing ambience. LED lights are also used in lamp pieces.
Pieces that are for sale in my shop that are not custom designed, are sold for the listed shop price, plus shipping/handling.
These are a one of a kind of pieces. Every one is different and there are imperfections in them as they are handmade. I will thoroughly check the piece for cracks, but sometimes stress cracks appear because of temperature changes. Sometimes they can be fixed, sometimes they cannot. Your piece will be tested, hung over night to make sure the jump rings/hanging connection are soldered on securely. Hanging chains are included. You can choose to use the ones I send with the piece, or to find your own.
Shipping/Handling is paid for by the customer. A flat rate may be used with particular items while some pieces will require weighted shipping depending on size and complexity of necessary packaging. Materials used to package item is included in flat rate shipping.
Packages will be sent through USPS Priority Mail. Delivery and Pick up is also an option. Please feel free to discuss these options with me.
Pieces will be packaged as securely as possible. Shipping includes using a third party source. Because of this, there is always a possibility that it may break during its delivery. Depending on the weight, size or cost of a piece, I may recommend the piece be picked up, hand delivered or shipped through a freight shipping company.
Make sure that you do not use window cleaner on your glass. Soapy water and a few q-tips, a toothbrush or a buffing cloth should work. You can also put it in the dishwasher without soap. Do not use the heated dry cycle. Make sure you let it completely cool down before removing it. Window cleaner will eat away at the soldering, and shortening the life of your piece. There is a wax coat on the glass to keep it shiny and somewhat water safe. These are not water proof. Like any window, it will deteriorate over time if it's in the elements. The black patina will lighten over time and become more of a bronzed look. If you prefer the black, I can advise you how to re-patina it, or you can send it to me and I can clean and re-patina it.
I can send you emails from time to time about new pieces, upcoming events, and anything new & exciting that is going on.
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Starting November 15th, subscribers can take 20% off any purchase from my shop, or $25 dollars off any individual stained glass class.
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