Do you have a passion for blown glass art? If you do, you know how utterly devastating it can be when one of these beautiful pieces gets damaged.
Whether you are a collector of glass art or you simply have one or more special pieces that were handed down or given to you by someone special, you most likely will want to get your sculpture repaired.
Unfortunately, finding a glass repair service can be difficult, as there are not a great number of people who provide this type of service. After all, quality glass repair can be a complex and involved process that few artisans offer. This is particularly true when it comes to finding someone who can repair blown glass, as blown glass has its own set of unique characteristics that need to be considered when making repairs.
Whether a glass piece is formed through free-blowing or mold-blowing, the composition of the glass is changed during the process. A glass repair artist needs to know how to handle the different composition, as well as the varying thicknesses that are characteristic of hand-blown glass.
When hiring a professional glass repair service, it is a good idea to discuss with the artist, who will actually be doing the job, which techniques they plan to use to repair your glass sculpture. By getting a clear idea of the techniques that the artist will be using, you will be better able to determine if the artist is the right person to do the job.
After all, you don’t want to hand over your collectible, investment or sentimental piece to someone inexperienced, only to have it come back in worse condition. You want to be certain your piece will be well cared for and in good hands with an experienced craftsman.
When it comes to repairing glass, you can’t afford to trust your piece to someone who is inexperienced or unwilling to communicate clearly about the repair process. If the glass repair is performed in a sloppy manner, your sculpture could be damaged beyond repair.
So, take your time to explore your options and be sure to hire someone who you feel comfortable with. Know that you can communicate well with them, and that you will be able to trust them to do a quality job. By doing so, you can be more certain that the end result will be just what you were hoping for.