What do we choose for sale in our Specials section?
They are great prices, but what are you getting?
Experiments. While we are developing a new color or style, we often try things that don’t turn out to be feasible for ongoing dependable production. The results are attractive to glass artists and consumers, but when we only have a limited quantity available, it doesn’t work to sell them through our distributors and resellers. So we connect you with them online.
Bloopers. Almost every one of our products is crafted by hand in a process that marries the best of human craftsmanship with current manufacturing process controls. But we are human, and since that isn’t going to change anytime soon, things happen. Odd things. Someone hiccups while rolling a ripple sheet…and a fold occurs across the middle. Dang! Or a ladle doesn’t get filled quite enough… and a sheet or billet comes out undersized. Oops! Or rods inexplicably come out oval shaped for an hour in the middle of a run. Grrrr!
Dozens of potential pitfalls can occur to any human driven process. The result? Undersized, misshapen, and unfamiliar - but otherwise quite desirable and very usable. And again, since they are odd, it often doesn't work to sell them through our distributors and resellers, so we offer them to you direct online. Your gain!
Retired items. Let's face it - there comes a time in every products' life when it goes out of fashion, becomes too expensive to make, or is just upstaged by something newer and flashier. When we 'retire' such items, we usually have some stock left on hand. We connect you with these 'last chance to get them' offers online - while supplies last!