Special Orders and Commissions by Water Street Glassworks

Commissions & Special Orders

Our artists will help you commemorate a special event or loved one through an expression in glass. We will work with you to create a design, choose your colors that reflect the occasion or memory, and our skilled artists will handcraft your piece.  

Whether it is commemorating a life event, individual, or organizational achievement, our artists will work with you to design the appropriate piece of art.  Each piece is one-of-a-kind and prices will vary based on color, design, and number of pieces. To schedule a consultation or if you need additional information please contact us and we  can walk you through the commission and special orders process. 


Remembrance Art glass memorials

Remembrance Art

Let Water Street Glassworks help you commemorate your loved one with a personal work of glass art, designed to preserve and reflect your cherished memories. Whether you wish to honor a family member, or beloved pet, this lasting tribute evokes, peace, comfort, and beauty for the beholder.

Our skilled glass artist, Eli Zilke will infuse the ashes of your loved one with a visual energy and grace that is truly unique to glass. Select a color and sculpted design that speaks to you or best reflects the individual. Each piece is created privately during a designated time in our studio. If you wish to be present or take part in the creative process, we welcome you. For more information: Remembrance Art Collection


Hand-Blown Cremation Urn Hand-Blown Cremation Urns

Designing a hand-blown cremation urn is a way to celebrate the life of loved ones and our glass artists will work with you to create a piece that reflects the life they lived and your memories. Many options are available including color and design and each piece is one-of-a-kind created specifically for the individual. 


Unity Vases, Wedding Art Pieces

Unity Vases

Personalize your wedding ceremony and enjoy a piece of art that will forever commemorate your day.  Each person chooses a palette of glass frit that represents themselves. During the ceremony the couple combines their individual colors into a common vessel. The blending of these individual grains of glass representing their separate and individual characteristics that will complement each other in the future. The combination of the glass is then used to create a one-of-a-kind piece by our glass artists and will be a remembrance of the day. We will work with you to choose the colors and design your blown glass art piece. If you wish, we can further personalize your day by creating ornaments, paperweights, or flowers that can be given to your wedding party, parents, or those that made your day special. 



If your organization has an awards ceremony or are looking for a unique way to show your appreciation, a blown glass piece of art can make a meaningful impact. We will work with you to personalize your design and piece(s) so it incorporates your organizations colors and aesthetics. There are several base options that may be personalized with the organization's name, recipient, and additional significant information.