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Custom Art Glass Work in Progress with TreeJay understands that enjoying the process is key to creating glass and metal artworks that inspire the imagination of the viewer. Here you will get a "behind the scenes" view of Jay's creative process with glass casting, glass etching, slumping, metal working, and more.

The manufacturing and design process for architectural glass components often varies from piece to piece, but always keeping in mind the core steps required to create an artwork that is not only visually stunning, but structurally sound. A well made work of glass art will stand the test of time when exposed to the elements, and the time and expense invested will pay off for years or even decades, creating a timeless and long-lasting impression.

The processes you will see on these pages inlcude tack fusing, glass slumping, laser cutting, water jet cutting, glass etching, stained glass designs, and more. Jay's art glass designs typically begin with a hand drawn illustration, and are often combined with computer generated graphical elements when needed. We think you'll agree that the end results are stunning!

 

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This giant breaking wave in glass began life as a hand drawn illustration by the artiist Jay Curtis. It was custom built right here in Carlsbad, California from Jay's original design for installation in the Hawaiian islands.

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Jay created this masterful stationary shower stall divider panel in a home in Orange County. He created it using a combination of water jet cutting the outline and etching in the wave design by hand.

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Frameless glass entryway doors with aquatic etched designs

I designed these etched glass entryway doors for a home office in a beach home in Laguna Beach on the Orange County coast of California. At 9 feet tall and with a span of 4 feet, these frameless glass doors are eye catching to say the least.

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I created these large metal and glass barn doors to give optional privacy between a large kitchen and a living room in a custom home in San Diego.

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This client wanted an etched seahorse themed panel for a shower stall. I was given some leeway in the design, so I came up with a stylized kelp design background to flow with the seahorse.

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I made this solid 1-1/2” thick glass surfboard for a niche space in a California beach home. The board is 20 inches wide at the waist and 7’ 8” long. It is a big wave gun shape, typically used in the bigger waves at places like the north shore of Hawaii and Mavericks in northern California.

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These beautiful Etched Glass Pelican windows were custom designed above an entryway in a Coastal San Diego home. They were designed to provide privacy for their second story living area from new homes that were developed across the street.

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Very Large Photo Etching by Art Glass and Metal

I created this custom large format photo etching on black glass for a casino. The actual etched glass piece is four feet tall by fourteen feet long.

The piece is supported by 12 stainless steel standoff bases that float the glass 2-1/2 inches off of the wall behind it, with the wood frame bracketing the piece. It is by far the largest photo etching I have ever done, and the largest I have seen in general.  

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Etched Glass Shower Enclosure with Tree Motif by Jay Hoyt Curtis

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This custom etched glass shower stall was a challenge to create something with an eye catching natural allure for a space that was predominately full of right angles. It had to complement the existing setting without looking out of place, so for this reason I chose a simple tree branch motif that would not overpower the otherwise simple yet elegant design of this bathroom.

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I designed and created this cast glass courtyard gate with a breaking ocean wave motif for a private residence in San Diego. It measures 95” x 47” and has a locking mechanism for security, and it functions as a gate or door leading into an entryway courtyard. The ocean themed art is an homage to San Diego's picturesque coastal scenery.

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Metal Sculpture of a Sakura Tree (Japanese Cherry Tree)

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Water Jet Cut Metal Sculpture by Art Glass and Metal Studio

I was commissioned to create a sculpture of a Japanese cherry tree (Sakura tree) to hang in the courtyard of a beautiful Spanish home in the Mission Hills area of San Diego.

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Water Jet Cut Metal Sculpture by Art Glass and Metal Studio

I was commissioned to create a sculpture of a Japanese cherry tree (Sakura tree) to hang in the courtyard of a beautiful Spanish home in the Mission Hills area of San Diego.

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