Etched Glass Green Sea Turtle

Etched Glass Green Sea Turtle

Ocean themes make for a beautiful backdrop in any setting

Etched Glass Mountain Scene Backsplash

Etched Glass Mountain Scene Backsplash

A breathtaking Three Sisters Peaks etched glass masterpiece

Cast Glass Wave Wall in Hawaii

Cast Glass Wave Wall in Hawaii

Large scale projects create a big impression

Bamboo Glass Divider

Bamboo Glass Divider

Cast glass bamboo wall divider for a California casino

Dramatic Photo Etching

Dramatic Photo Etching

Black glass photo etching for Soboba Casino Resort

Etched Glass Shower Enclosure

Etched Glass Shower Enclosure

Offering a sense of privacy and creating soft, refracted light

Etched Glass Backsplash

Etched Glass Backsplash

Etched and deep carved glass backsplash in Laguna Niguel

Cast Glass Ocean Wave Gate

Cast Glass Ocean Wave Gate

Providing privacy with an eye catching design element

Japanese Sakura Tree Sculpture

Japanese Sakura Tree Sculpture

Water Jet Cut Metal Sculpture by Art Glass and Metal Studio

Cast & Etched Glass Countertop

Cast & Etched Glass Countertop

Gorgeous example of cast glass with etched glass details

Cast Glass Gate in Laguna Beach

Cast Glass Gate in Laguna Beach

A custom glass entryway offers beauty and privacy for exterior use

Glass Brightens Up Kitchens

Glass Brightens Up Kitchens

From countertops and islands to backsplashes, glass does it all with flair

Cast Glass Blue Bubbles & Sea

Cast Glass Blue Bubbles & Sea

Beautiful ocean themed privacy glass for entryways and bathrooms

Kern County War Memorial

Kern County War Memorial

We have designed and built many large scale outdoor projects

Cast Glass Reef Fish Wall Art

Cast Glass Reef Fish Wall Art

Decorative ocean scenes make excellent use of the glass casting process

Custom Glass Countertops

Custom Glass Countertops

Lots of color and/or use of backlighting can transform any space

Beauty and Privacy

Beauty and Privacy

Create an atmosphere of privacy without blocking ambient light

Etched Glass Wall Divider

Etched Glass Wall Divider

Bring the beauty of nature indoors with custom glass panels


Cast Glass

Custom cast glass designs by Jay Hoyt Curtis


Etched Glass

Custom etched glass designs by Jay Hoyt Curtis


Stained Glass

Custom stained glass designs by Jay Hoyt Curtis

Architectural Art Glass by Jay Hoyt Curtis

Custom Designed Architectural Art Glass

Art Glass and Metal has been producing etched/sandblasted glass in San Diego county for over 40 years. 

The origins of Art Glass and Metal were developed by creating ever more intricate etched glass and carved glass designs. Over the years and hundreds of commissions later, the techniques of casting and slumping glass and water-jet cutting have also been added to Jay's repertoire. These art glass techniques have enabled him to create a wide range of artistic styles, as evidenced by his large portfolio of original designs. 


Latest Projects By Jay Hoyt Curtis

Three Sisters Peaks Etched Glass

Take in the Beauty of Central Oregon's Breathtaking Three Sisters Peaks in Gorgeous Etched Glass
Transport yourself to the heart of Bend,

Carved Cast Bamboo Glass Panels

Carved/Cast Bamboo Glass Panels for Northern California Casino
These deeply carved/cast bamboo glass panels panels stand as a testament to…

etched glass seascape backsplash by Jay Hoyt Curtis of Art Glass and Metal

A Wave Crashes Into This Custom Etched Glass Breaking Wave Backsplash
Meanwhile a Seal and Pelican Brace for the Breaking Wave
I was…

etched glass bathroom wall divider

An Attactive Etched Glass Bathroom Wall Divider That Evokes Stone and Water
I created this etched glass bathroom wall divider with an…

Etched Glass Backsplash with Sea Turtle and Kelp Design

An Etched Glass Backsplash with a Tranquil Aquatic Scene
I was commissioned to design and create this etched and deep carved glass…

Etched Glass Veterans Memorial for the National Cemetary of the Pacific

This etched glass veterans memorial was designed and fabricated for installation at the National Cemetery of the Pacific on the island of…

glass Hawaiian wave panels

This giant glass Hawaiian wave began life as a hand drawn illustration by the artist Jay Curtis. It was custom built right here in…

Seals Swimming in a Kelp Forest

I was recently commissioned to create a pair of custom etched glass sidelights that I titled "Seals Swimming in a Kelp Forest”.

Etched Glass Sidelight in Laguna Beach (Orange County) California

I was recently commissioned to create an etched glass sidelight for installation in the entryway of a home in Laguna Beach, California. The…

commemorative etched glass memorial plaque for coach John Knight

I was commissioned to design and create this etched glass memorial featuring black glass plaques to commemorate “Coach Knight”, the…

Etched and Cast Glass Gate Panel with Sea Turtle and Ocean Kelp Design for Laguna Beach Home

This unique sea turtle and ocean kelp design was achieved with cast glass that was then etched
The people of coastal Orange County -

Etched Glass Donor Plaque for The Research Vessel Bob and Betty Beyster

I was commissioned by the Scripps Institute of Oceanography to create this commemorative etched glass donor plaque for the Scripps…

etched glass plaque commemorative plaque at “The Bridges Golf Center” at The Bridges Country Club.  The plaques is to commemorate  Richard C. Helmstetter of Callaway Golf fame

I was recently commissioned to design and create a large commemorative etched glass plaque at The Bridges Golf Center at The…

Wave Shower Divider

Glass ocean wave shower divider made by waterjet cutting and etching
Jay created this masterful stationary shower stall divider panel in a…

Large Metal and Glass Barn Doors Between Kitchen and Dining Room

Yes, metal and glass barn doors can be used INSIDE your home!
I created these large metal and glass barn doors to give optional privacy…

Etched Glass Seahorse Themed Shower Door Panel

This Etched Glass Seahorse Makes Showers a Dreamy Experience
This client wanted an etched seahorse themed panel for a shower stall. I was…

Cast Glass Surfboard Wall Art by Jay Hoyt Curtis of Art Glass and Metal

Hand Made Cast Glass Surfboard Wall Art Custom Designed and Produced by Jay Hoyt Curtis
I made this solid 1-1/2” thick glass…

Huge Black Glass Photo Etching for Soboba Casino Resort

Huge Black Glass Photo Etching by Art Glass and Metal
I created this custom large format photo etching on black glass for a casino. The…

Etched Glass Shower Enclosure with Tree Branch Motif

This Shower Enclosure with Tree Branch Was a Simple Yet Challenging Project
This custom etched glass shower stall was a challenge to…

Cast Glass Ocean Wave

Custom Designed Courtyard Gate with a Cast Glass Ocean Wave Theme
I designed and created this cast glass courtyard gate with a…

Metal Sakura Tree Sculpture (Japanese Cherry Tree)

Water Jet Cut Metal Sakura Tree Sculpture by Art Glass and Metal Studio
I was commissioned to create a sculpture of a Japanese cherry tree…

Waterjet cut metal wall sculpture with butterflies, fairies, and toadstools

Custom designed and manufactured waterjet cut metal wall sculpture
This waterjet cut metal wall sculpture will be 80 inches tall by…

Cast Glass Sea Kelp Window with Bubbles

Cast Glass wall sculptural piece titled “Sea Kelp Window with Bubbles”
This sea kelp window is not really a window but rather a purely…

Cast and Etched Glass Dolphin privacy wall

Etched glass dolphins on a cast glass privacy wall
I designed and produced this wonderful cast and etched glass dolphin privacy wall along…

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Professional Affiliations and Acknowledgments

Jay's artworks have been showcased in leading home and design publications, and he is proud to have been awarded jobs by such prestigious clients as the Theodore Geisel estate (aka "Dr. Suess") and the San Diego International Airport.

Additionally, Jay is a proud member of the Art Glass Association of California and the High Desert Design Council.


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Why Choose Art Glass and Metal for Your Custom Glass Project?

Jay Curtis of Art Glass and Metal is an acclaimed artist, designer and manufacturer of specialty architectural glass, abstract art glass, and decorative glass products. Based in Carlsbad, California, in north San Diego county, Jay works in conjunction with architects, design professionals, stained glass suppliers, and glass installers to create custom glass kitchen counters, bars, countertops, islands, baths, shower enclosures, doors, flooring, glass and metal gates, stairs and stairwell treads, tabletops and decorative windows.

Jay's amazing glass creations can be found in some of southern California's most beautiful locations, including Coronado, Point Loma, La Jolla, Del Mar, Encinitas, Cardiff, Leucadia, Carlsbad, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, and Palm Desert, to name but a few.

Individuals and design firms involved in home improvement, home decorating or home remodeling continually seek out his custom art glass. He has worked with innumberable satisfied clients, architectural firms, home decorators, and design enthusiasts who design and build custom homes, retail spaces, and commercial spaces.

Over the last 100 years or so glass castingglass etchingslumping, and metal working have gained the lion’s share of a market that was historically dominated by stained glass when it comes to decorative glass design. Jay is highly skilled in all of these facets of glass manufacturing, and his ability to incorporate expert metal working into his designs really sets him apart.

Whether you are an interior designer, interior decorator, general contractor, home builder, or architect, if you are looking for an art glass manufacturer who can create a stunning custom designed glass kitchen counter top, an etched or cast glass bathroom enclosure, an artistic shower stall, specialty glass shower doors, an exterior glass and metal gate, a colorful backlit glass backsplash, or any other custom architectural glass products including iron art glass designs and etched glass art, please don’t hesitate to contact the studio to discuss your personal project.