This is our second project for

Wallace & Hinz Custom Bars,

a high end manufacture of bar fixtures. Our first project was a bar in Victoria BC, I will try to get some picture in the future. Please visit their web site.

This project is for a residence in Miami Florida. The glass was to be a 1/4 sphere that would sit within the top of the back bar. The motif carved in the wood is grape leaves and grapes. I worked up a design that I felt worked with the bar and was more organic than flashy.

Here is a picture of an earlier bar that Wallace & Hinz made for an Inn in California. I drop my design into these pictures to see how it fit.

Ideas and drawings were E-mailed back and forth to Wallace & Hinz and the client in Miami. Somewhere along the way I decided that my design would only work if I slumped the glass. The pieces were to large to form to the curve of the dome.

Slumping is heating the glass up in a kiln until it slumps or sags into the shape of a mold.

Lenox Stained Glass

1840 Clement St
San Francisco, CA 94121

Between 19th & 20th Ave.

Studio (415) 752-1365
Cell (415) 260-9155

This is piece of glass was slumped for the grapes.
This dome was copper foiled and pieced together and ready for soldering. This picture shows the back side, the detail on the leaves was painted on the inside.
Here is the dome installed into the back bar at Wallace & Hinz. It will be crated and shipped to Miami. I'm looking forward to the pictures.

We also etched the two beveled mirrors that sit right and left of the dome. Here is the design that matched the pattern on the dome.