#We Teach Glass
Ed’s Emporium Art Glass Studio has been creating original glass work since 1981. We work directly with architects, builders, interior designers and home owners to provide an outstanding product and service during and after the project. Leaded glass, sandblasting, texturing, fusing/kiln work, mosaic & painting are processes used at our studio to create unique art glass pieces.
Is Art Glass only for new homes?
Custom glass work can be installed in new construction, or used to enhance your current home, adding design and atmosphere. Art glass may be placed in front of existing glass or integrated into insulated thermo pane units. Often art glass is used in the entry way, but it is also very effective to add privacy and design to any window, interior doors, bathrooms, transoms and cabinets.
How much does Art Glass cost?
The cost is determined both by square footage, complexity and the techniques required to achieve the desired project. We are always considerate of your budget. Our prices start at $10 – $20 per square foot to have sheet glass cut to size (note: we have hundreds of samples to choose from). Etched work is typically in the $75 – $125 per square foot range and leaded and foil work $175 – $275 per square foot. Painted and fused work would involve additional costs. When designing, we retain a 15% deposit which is applied to the final cost of the project. We do also charge a on site consultation fee of $65.00 which is credited toward the final cost of the project.
What is the process for ordering custom glass work?
We understand that ordering custom art glass is new experience for many, so we like to make sure that you are informed and understand the process. We’d like to meet with you first at our studio, as there are many samples, photos and books that can help determine your direction. We’ll take notes and ask you questions about color, size, project location and also your budget to determine what will best suit your needs. If you have a photo, fabric swatch etc. Representing your décor or design influence, please bring that along. Once a design has been conceptualized, the next step is to create a full size rendering. This allows you to see exactly what the project could look like. Once the design is approved, the materials (colors, textures, bevels, etc.) are chosen and construction begins.
What’s the difference between what Ed’s Emporium offers and the big chain home centers?
We are a local company providing custom art glass products not found in a catalog. Large home centers offer mass-produced work with size and design limitations. At Ed’s Emporium you choose from hundreds of glass samples and endless design possibilities to create a project specifically for your environment. An original, unique art piece, personalized by you, is quite different than the limited choices found commercially. Our studio prides itself in attention to detail and customer satisfaction is always of utmost importance to us.
Art Station- Shreveport, LA– A photo journal of the work done by Ed’s Emporium to recreated the Old Downtown Fire station.
Church Windows– Ed started by making panels for Barksdale Methodist Church in Bossier City, LA . Many More over the years.
R.W. Norton Art Gallery- Basement Project. Carol, Ed, Eric and Bruce Allen.
Eric Allen’s Older Glass Work. 2006 – 2010
Port Of Shreveport– Bruce Allen and Jim Hayes created a recycled Art piece for the Port of Shreveport. Eric melted beer and wine bottles.
Art Space Project– .Rebuild and refurbish old windows
Sweets Kaleidoscope- Coming soon
Stained Glass Recycle (Restoration) Project start to finish See all the details
Barksdale AFB– Custom work for BAFB is what got Ed started in commission work.
Ed and Carol Allen’s Legacy Works From 1977 – 2000
Ed and Carol Allen’s Legacy Works From 2000- 2016
The Hawks Nest Project– Created in 1996 for Steve Nichols’ home called the Hawk’s Nest.
Shreveport Aquarium- Jelly Fish Project Created By Eric and Bruce Allen
Cooper Chapel at The Glen– Created 9 panels and 2 door inserts.
Bistineau Baptist Church ( coming soon) 7 years in the making.