All of Nathan Allan’s 175+ unique cast glass designs are produced with handmade organic molds. Organic molds by nature, are not perfect. They contain small imperfections in each mold, and this is a normal part of their organic quality. Nathan Allan artists and techs re-work each mold to increase the smoothness of the mold, and the improvement is dramatic. However, it is always possible that there will be a small amount of organic details which are inherent. We consider this to normal, natural, and part of the organic design.
Organic imperfections may appear to look like a small air bubble (see photo above). If you are standing within a foot or two of a panel with an imperfection, you will most likely see the organic imperfection. But when you stand back and view an overall installation, these “air bubbles” are no longer distinguishable in most applications.
Please be aware that when we provide our 4” x 4”, 6” x 6” or 12” x 12” samples, almost everyone of these samples will be perfect. However, when we produce the much larger panels for actual projects, the organic details may form in the larger panels. Please note that this is completely normal…
At Nathan Allan, we strive to be open and upfront about our unique glass. Our glass is brilliant and beautiful, with or without organic details in the glass. With handmade cast glass, there is no such item as a perfect panel. But that is a big reason why our glass is in such high demand. Clients who select our glass are not looking for the perfect, machined glass, with old style shallow designs. They choose our smooth or deep organic designs which are full of character and unique, and contain the handmade qualities which cast glass produces.
The best advice I can offer is for you to view the many impressive installations on our website. Some of these installations are stunning, and yet I know that each panel is not perfect. To summarize, our glass, regardless of any organic details, always looks Awesome!