Glass in Motion 2017-03-17T13:25:28+00:00

Welcome to Our Studio Playroom!

Whether it’s a horizon-changing building or a single room, architects and designers commit countless hours of research and planning to each project. But it isn’t all hard work – in fact, the most memorable buildings and interiors reflect the joy unleashed when expertise intersects with imagination and play.

At Nathan Allan Glass Studios, we understand – because each kiln-fired architectural glass panel we deliver is the product of a similar process. Perfecting a new offering requires months of calculated guesswork and experimentation, informed by the skills our artists have developed over decades in the studio.

It’s a long process, but it’s also the way we play. And while it may take many attempts before we discover all the right formulas, when we do, the finished products are often architectural wonders.

It’s easy for most people to forget the almost miraculous nature of glass, but we never do. A fusion of sand and heat can become as strong as steel; reflect or refract light like jewels; concentrate and shift colors like the sea and the sky. Our artists use groundbreaking technologies to create decorative panels that can form breathtaking feature walls or subtly provide privacy while enhancing natural light and mood. As a result, the architects and designers we collaborate with can unleash their own creativity to create one-of-a-kind structures and spaces.

Here, we invite you behind the scenes, into the creative processes that produce these inimitable products. These are our “works in progress,” prototypes now included in our current textured glass offerings.

Discover our new Glass in Motion Stories below. Enjoy Reading!

Glacier – Glass in Motion

Glacier - Glass in Motion Icebergs that seem to hold a glimmer [...]

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Flow in Kiln Formed Glass

Flowing Kiln Formed Glass The challenge was to create a glass texture [...]

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Honeycomb – Breaking the Mold

By nature, a beehive relies on distinct yet interconnected ‘cells’ or honeycombs that play an important role and relationship to [...]

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Glass Connections

MaryAnn Meppelink is thrilled to see her ideas come to life in a new partnership with Nathan [...]

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Introducing Honeycomb Glass

Imagine giant honeycombs that appear to float like pillowy connected clouds far in the distance. As you get closer, [...]