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Glorious Sacramental Vessels Like No Other

Aqua Blue Splash Bowl

Celebrating the most sacred times in the lives of churches, families and congregations—the sacraments of Christening, Baptism and Holy Communion—two accomplished American glass artists, Joy Alyssa Day and BJ Johnson, offer a series of baptismal basins exhibiting vibrant life, beauty and lasting grace.

"It is an honor for us to exercise our God given talents in creating these baptismal vessels for the Church. As it is with all of God's creations, each is unique unto itself and has its own story."

Our Creative Process In Glass

Our specialty in creative glass art has brought forth a unique method that we now share with congregations the world over. Each bowl is individually crafted by hand in our Northern California mountaintop studio; allowing the personality that can only be born in a handmade work of art to emerge and shine through. The designs and colors that you see are done in glass, with glass; using various glass types, shapes, sizes and processes to realize glorious effectsYellow Sun Splash Basin unachievable by any other means.

Each bowl requires four to six separate firings, requiring one or more days for each; allowing it to cool properly for many hours in between each firing, so that it will not crack.

Once the firings are complete, another day or more is required to finish the glass by cold-working; using water cooled diamond wheels and various polishing compounds in order to remove any sharp edges and bring the surface to a high polish.

"The result is a truly unique work of art; freely giving life, grace and beauty to your surroundings and the celebrations that take place within and among them.

These hand-cast fine art glass pieces are meant to be used for a lifetime and passed down for generations. They are substantial; having wall thicknesses between 3/8" and 1/2" and weighing 13 to 16 pounds on average. Their beauty celebrates the Glory of God and the special events in the life of your church.


Custom Hand Cast Art Glass Baptismal Basins

  Each Image Has A Companion Enlargement Aqua Blue Splash Basin
Aqua Blue Splash
Baptismal Basin
19" across, 4.5" deep
$1,600
Custom Engraving: $175

Translucent Water Splash Basin
Translucent Water Splash
Baptismal Basin
17.5" across, 5.5" deep
$1,600
Custom Engraving: $175

Yellow Sunburst Splash Basin
Yellow Sunburst Splash
Baptismal Basin
17" across, 5" deep
$1,600
Custom Engraving: $175

The Earth Basin
The Earth
Baptismal Basin
17" across, 5" deep
$1,750
Custom Engraving: $175
Art from the Soul has a wonderful matching stole and banner. Wording changes on the banner and/or stole can be made at no charge.

The Earth Splash Basin
The Earth Splash
Baptismal Basin
20" across, 5.75" deep
$1,850
Custom Engraving: $175

The Sun Basin
The Sun
Baptismal Basin
17" across, 5" deep
$1,700
Custom Engraving: $175

The Seafoam Basin
The Seafoam
Baptismal Basin
17.75" across, 5.5" deep
Having the look of fine Italian marble, this basin is perfect for a classical sanctuary.
$1,600
Custom Engraving: $175

The Lily Pond Splash Basin
The Lily Pond Splash
Baptismal Basin
17" across, 5.5" deep
$1,600
Custom Engraving: $175

The Fish Scales Splash Basin
The Fish Splash
Baptismal Basin
15" across, 3" deep
$1,125
Custom Engraving: $175

The Indigo Whisps Oval Basin
The Indigo Whisps Oval
Baptismal Basin
18.5" long, 16.5 across, 4" deep
$1,850
Custom Engraving: $175


Finishes

The inside surface is semi-gloss to high gloss, depending upon the glasses incorporated and the methods employed to make the basin. The outer surface is a rustic finish; soft to the touch, with subtle relief textures that only comes from a hand-made piece. Uniform bowl edges are high gloss, while the undulating or fluted edges exhibit the same texture as that of the inside surface. All edges are ground and polished smooth.
The bottom may be left hemispherical, ground flat or three small domed feet can be added to stabilize it when resting on a table or cabinet. In the case of a base similar to those available below, having a bevelled circular cutout in which to rest the basin, it is recommended to leave the bottom hemispherical.

Earth Splash Baptismal Basin, United By Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Testimonials

We invite you to take a moment to read letters that we have received and view our creations in their new homes.
Earth Splash Basin, Trintiy United Methodist ChurchFish Scales Splash Basin, Trintiy United Methodist Church

Custom Glass

We know that all sanctuaries and the people who worship there are unique. Architecture, interior treatments, surfaces and materials, space considerations, lighting and personal taste all enter into choosing a basin for your congregation. There are as many variations possible in glass and the selections shown here are only a small portion.
BJ at the Gaffer's BenchIn essence, all of our glass is custom made. The only difference between a basin made to order and those displayed is that they were made without our knowing at the time who will love them one day. If you have preferred colors or a size that doesn't happen to be shown, please contact us or call 831-659-4950 and we will do our best to work with you to bring your dream into reality and make your baptism celebrations truly special; as they should be.

Handcrafted Fruitwood and Hardwood Fonts

Magnificent hardwoods lovingly crafted to complement your basin and decor. Bases are weighted to provide additional stability, especially if they are to be placed in the Narthex or other high traffic area.
The Eight Spindle Font
Eight Spindle
Baptismal Font
32" tall, 16" base dia.
Solid Cherry and Red Oak support the glass basin with eight elegant, graceful turnings; creating an open design. A small shelf can be fitted near the spindle tops to accommodate an LED light to illuminate the basin.
$1,425

The Eight Panel Font
Eight Panel
Baptismal Font
32" tall, 16" base dia.
Solid Cherry, Red Oak and Aged Wood support the glass basin with a traditional eight panelled design. An internal shelf can be fitted to accommodate an LED light to illuminate the basin.
$1,625

The Art Nouveau Font
Art Nouveau
Baptismal Font
32.75" tall, 30" to basin support, 19.6" base dia.
The graceful flowing curves of Solid White Oak and Cherry support the glass basin; creating a design in keeping with more contemporary architecture. The inverted bowl echoing the basin shape incorporates a cavity on its top to accommodate an LED light to illuminate the basin.
$1,275


Custom Engraving

Enhance your basin with a commemoration, a scripture verse or the name of your church relief etched into the glass surface.
Etching Sample
Baptismal Basin engraving: $175.
Keepsake Bowl and Communion Plate engraving: $38
Enter your desired text into the Special Instructions box in the cart.

Keepsake Bowls Available in Any of the Glass Designs

The Rose Nebula Keepsake Communion Bowl
The Rose Nebula (shown)
4.5"–5.5" dia., 1.5" deep
$70
Custom Engraving with name, date and scripture or quotation: $38


Fused Glass Communion Plates

The Rose Nebula Communion Plate
The Rose Nebula
Communion Plate
11.5" diameter
Brilliant irridesence forms a striking background for the swirling Rose Nebula.
$275
Custom Engraving: $38

The Red Contemporary Communion Plate
The Red Contemporary
Communion Plate
6" x 6"
$48
Custom Engraving: $38

The Red Contemporary - Two Section
The Red Contemporary
Two Section
Communion Plate
9.5" x 5"
$88
Custom Engraving: $38

The Waves of Joy Communion Plate
The Waves of Joy
Communion Plate
12" x 12"
Flowing white glass waves hovering over brilliant background irridesence.
$88
Custom Engraving: $38

The Red Starburst Communion Plate
The Red Starburst
Communion Plate
6" x 6"
The colors of this plate and the spurious bubbles are in The Craftsman Style.
$74
Custom Engraving: $38


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