Better Than The Ordinary
Duende Glass LLC not only offers an interesting selection of pre-fabricated privacy glass designs, but we offer creative glass consulting and commission services to architects, designers, and builders of all types.
We know you are busy. It seems there are new do-it-yourself technologies popping up everywhere, and in the end, you need to stick with what you do best. This does not mean that you are not an intrinsically creative person, and desire the best for your structure, interior, and its end users. What it does mean is you need a team. A team is what pulls every successful building project together—whether it a small renovation, or a colossal new plan. Our creative expertise in glass art and design, along with a versatility in the most cutting edge glass technologies, can be applied to your project in a myriad of creative ways:
Duende Glass LLC specializes in beautifully designed, and architecturally sound, flat glass for public art, transportation structures, restaurants, hotels, casinos, office buildings, cars, boats, doors, cabinetry—the list is endless when you are as open to creativity, collaboration and design as we are! We welcome the opportunity to work with you to create inspiring interior and exterior architectural plate glass adornment.
What is Duende Glass?
Layers of translucent imagery are captured in Duende Glass. These sculptural paintings allow light-play between drawn, printed and painted natural and manmade iconography such as telephone poles, urban infrastructure, along with silhouetted birds in flight. The cascading flora and poised fauna meld together in a lyrical Wabi-sabi between our peripheral environs and archetypal ideals with the varying elements of glass’s physicality—floating in time, influencing our space, and activating memory.
What inspires Duende Glass?
The definition of Alchemy is a magical power or process of transmuting a common substance, usually of little value, into a substance of great value.
This is the purpose of art.
The Alchemy of glass is a freezing of time that happens when the fire is at its peak and the molten elements accept their new crystalline shape. Glass is liquidity frozen in space.
A window (like a memory) is a perfectly sentimental, simple, ephemeral object. A portal to admire, explore, to frame your exterior environment. The idiosyncratic lead paint weathered New England windows pictured in certain Duende glasswork, with their delicate craquelure and near nautical workmanship, harkens a time in history, and possesses a multifaceted statement on our sentiments and ubiquitous toxic modern environs. Seen with an artistic/alchemical view, a lead encrusted window suggests subconscious sight, the unknown archetypes that affect us all, and how we register our individual experiences.
Glass has power. Typically used for its clarity and ability to disappear, we often disregard its capacity to have a range of opacity and color which can enhance our special usage, and quality of life. Glass is amorphous, and can take on so many personalities. Utilizing this asset to the fullest is a mark of master craftsmanship.