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Ohland Studios

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you make these things?

Every piece that I sell is designed and created by me. Display and mounting items are purchased from other artists or retailers. If you are curious about my process, please see my “About My Process” page.

Are you the artist?

Yes, I am the artist. All pieces are designed and executed by me.

Can I come to your studio?

My studio is in my private home and is not open to the public on a regular basis. From time to time I hold studio events where I open up my space for a special occasion. If you subscribe to my email list you will be notified about these special events.

Where can I find your things?

I do not currently have my art in any gallery spaces. If you want to see and purchase my work a selection is available online. Art shows and events that I am participating in are advertised on my website, Instagram and facebook. In addition, if you subscribe to my email list, I send a newsletter a few times a year which highlights my work and events to find me.

I like this but do you have it in *x* color?

Every piece is an individual work of art. If you don’t see it in a color or design you prefer please feel free to contact me about a custom piece. Please find the details of that process on my custom orders page.

How do you do this?

If you are curious about my process, please see the “about my process” page.

Do you make the glass?

No, I order the glass from several sources. It comes in sheets from 12” x 12” to 24” x 24”. It comes in a rainbow of plain colors as well as glass that is several colors swirled together. I use all of these options in designing my pieces. Sometimes I can’t find the exact right color of glass and I create a custom back ground or piece using glass enamels.

Can I melt bottles, window glass, random glass pieces in my home oven?

No, glass does not begin to get soft enough to move until about 1000 degrees Fahrenheit and requires temperatures between 1200 and 1500 degrees Fahrenheit to achieve the results I (and other glass artists) create.

Can you use my scrap (that bottle or plate I broke) or fix my broken heirloom?

No, fusible glass is specifically designed to melt together. It is science. It has a common coefficiency of expansion that allows the glass molecules to expand and contract as a unit once they are melted together. If I don’t use pre-tested glass and melt random window or broken glass things together the result is that they are nearly guaranteed to fracture either during the firing process or sometime after. Sometimes it is later in the day, sometimes it is a week down the road and sometimes it is months but that likelihood of failure is too high for me to experiment with unknown sourced glass. I do use some repurposed glass in my work but I am extraordinarily careful to keep it separated from my fusible glass and use each piece only with itself (which bypasses the need for it to be compatible with another piece). Even bottles from the same manufacturer purchased from the same case may not be compatible with one another. Again, science.

I cannot fuse your heirloom to fix it because the firing process melts the glass flat.

Do you sell wholesale?

Yes, please contact me directly for wholesale terms and requirements.

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