Posts Tagged ‘Washington DC’

Carved Glass Table

Wednesday, January 11th, 2012
Carved Glass table

Carved glass table top for a private residence in Washington, DC

By combining deep carved glass with etched glass shading, Classic Glass artisans create stunning visuals that are both beautiful and sophisticated. This latest piece by glass artist Rudi Waros combines both techniques and is accented by an edge lit LED system. The client wished to capture the organic qualities of water and thus requested the carved glass’ edge mimic that of rippling waves. Moving in from the carved edge, soft etched shading fades into circular bubbles that disperse as they reach the table’s center. The carved relief is on the underside which allows the top side of the glass table to be smooth and functional.

Carved Glass Table Top

Carved glass table top illuminated with LED lighting system

Incorporating relief carving with LED lighting produces dramatic illumination, contrast and vibrant color that washes through the glass. These powerful lights instantly accentuate carved glass, adding interest and personality. The controls allow the user to choose from a range of colors and even set the scheme for color fading or strobe like effects. The result is a work of art that highlights the overall design of the clients kitchen. Classic Glass artisans specialize in combining traditional glass techniques with modern technology to create truly unique works of art.

Carved Glass Sign

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Carved Glass Sign

Classic Glass recently completed a carved glass sign for the Central Intelligence Agency’s Information Operations Center. This division of the CIA evaluates foreign threats to US computer systems, particularly those that support critical infrastructures. This particular carved glass sign is sculpted on glass that is 48″ in diameter and hung with aluminum standoffs. The technique is generally referred to as multi-stage deep carving; each area is literally sculpted by hand to create a dramatic depth effect. Carved glass can also be in-filled with paint or shaded with various etched densities to further add dimension. Classic Glass is often commissioned to produce carved glass signs for various government agencies around the Washington, DC area. Our state of the art technology and superior craftsmanship ensure exacting reproduction of logos and seals to be used as architectural signage.

Decorative Glass – The Local Advantage

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Think Local

There are many reasons to support local businesses and artists within your community. These reasons are even more compelling when one considers the economic and environmental issues facing our communities today. Investing in the local community supports the individuals that live there and creates a society that is more engaged in the community’s future. By encouraging local prosperity, entrepreneurs and skilled artisans are more likely to invest and reside in communities that preserve their unique businesses.

Classic Glass  embodies this “one of a kind” characterization as the only decorative glass company in the metropolitan Washington, DC area to offer an expansive selection of unique products and services. Since opening its doors in 1981, Classic Glass has maintained its independent status and continues to support local designers, artists, glaziers and distributors. Additionally, Classic Glass assists area schools, charities and organizations by donating time, money or materials necessary for growth through local fundraisers. Classic Glass is Washington, DC’s local decorative glass company and area artists have come to rely on our quality craftsmanship, knowledgeable customer service and quick turnaround.

When you purchase locally you support your fellow citizens and enrich your community’s economic resources. These efforts help to reduce your carbon footprint by avoiding unnecessary transportation of goods; your support helps maintain the unique character of your community and the talented individuals found within. Buy local!