Graystone Glassworks
Paul Estrade
(408) 268-3418
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About Graystone Glassworks
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Graystone Glassworks is a custom, architectural glass studio in the Almaden Valley of San Jose, California. Opening in 1985, I began with etched and carved glass, eventually adding stained and leaded glass in 1990, and fused and kiln-formed glass in 1999. Along the path of creating one-of-a-kind installations for my clients I have also developed other techniques for manipulating color and light to achieve interesting and unique effects for the site-specific projects I encounter. This includes using ground, colored glass known as frits to melt into a base glass and using sandblasting to work away certain portions until the desired image is created. Another process is grinding and polishing the surface of the glass in ways that will refract the light and bring movement to an otherwise static flat surface. Other techniques include deep carving with metal leaf inlay, edge lighting, and glass bending. 

Recently I have started sculptures for home and landscaping applications involving cast glass, metal, and stone which I will be putting on this website under the "Gallery" heading as I produce them. 

I thank you for your interest in my website and hope you enjoy the images that have been posted. Glass is a medium I have a passion working with and have been fortunate to have called it my occupation for the last 28 years.

Paul Estrade
e-mail paulestrade@comcast.net
phone 408-268-3418
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