Glass Care & Use

At Thistle Glass, we think “heirloom quality” while creating our glass.
We properly anneal (cool) all lampwork, blown, and fused glass pieces.
We test extensively throughout the entire glass-making process, doing everything possible to assure a strong, high-quality product … so we can sleep at night.
But … we cannot guarantee against breakage from misuse.

Jewelry with bails
The glue which bonds the bail to the glass is reinforced using tested jewelers’ techniques, providing the best bond possible.
Care Tip: Please do not immerse glass art jewelry in water.

Stained Glass

We recommend indoor use and a secure hanging hook.
Clean gently with any glass cleaner and a soft cloth. Paper towels are fine.
Learn more about the Stained Glass process here.

Food Service – Fused Glass Plates and Trays

Our fused glass is food safe. If a piece is created for decorative use only, it will be noted in the product description.

Chef’s Tips: To properly stack and store fused glass dinnerware, place a soft cloth between each piece.

Cleaning Tips: If abrasive cleansing is needed, I recommend 0000 steel wool combined with warm soapy water. It works great and will not harm the glass if the glass has a smooth surface.

Do not place art glass in a dishwasher, microwave or oven.
Exposing art glass to extreme or sudden temperature changes may shock the glass and cause breakage.

Please do not use metal utensils or abrasive cleansers on the glass.
This could permanently scratch the surface over time.

Most of All
Please use your glass and enjoy it! If these basic guidelines are followed, you will have an heirloom for many generations to come.