We cut it by hand into over twenty different shapes and sizes to create
the wide variety of products offered.
Computers are used so that the
designs created by our artists can be easily reproduced. Line drawings are
printed to give the artisans a working outline on which to decorate.
We formulate and produce our own
colors making us unique in the industry. Colors are a combination of finely
ground glass and ceramic pigments. Years of ongoing research and development
have been devoted to this vital aspect of our work. Small, hand-held sifters
are used by the artisans to apply color to the glass.
Computer generated stencils are
used to layer each color on the glass. This makes it possible to recreate a
design while still giving the artisan control over the subtle variations of
color which add uniqueness to each piece.
With the exception of our
ornaments, all of the color layers are covered with a second layer of glass.
This layer will encase the design to ensure it will never fade or change
Each piece of decorated glass is
placed on a mold which determines its final form. We produce most of our
molds in ceramic and coat them with a clay dust which keeps the glass from
adhering to the mold and which gives a unique pebble finish to the back of
Uniqueness at Peggy Karr Glass
extends into the industrial side of our business. Peggy designed our kilns
in the early 1990's specifically for our product. When the glass and color
are heated to 1600° F they fuse together and form one piece of glass,
sealing and protecting the design forever.
Each piece of Peggy Karr Glass
undergoes a thorough cleaning and inspection before it can bear our
distinctive inscription; 'PKG' for Peggy Karr Glass, followed by the year.
This ensures your piece of functional art is of the highest quality and will
be treasured and enjoyed for years to come.