Customers praise the repair and restoration services provided by Artistry in Glass


  • royal worcester jug
  • Murano Viking
  • japanese doll
  • deco style money box doll
  • funky reindeer figurine
  • hummel figurine
  • lladro figurine
  • horse figurine
  • indian vases
  • stained glass repair
testimonials from our customers

My wife (and I) were astounded ..

"My wife (and I) were astounded at the quality of your repair work on the broken nativity ceramic! If you didn’t know it had been broken, you’d never know! You and your staff are truly fine, accomplished craftspeople!"

Rich Pfisterer, Tucson, AZ.

Your instructions worked like a charm

"I repaired my heirloom candlestick today and your instructions worked like a charm. Thanks for your consideration in providing not just the adhesive but the custom instructions, Q-tips, and even razor blades!"

Prof. Steven Pinker, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

John & his son did a fabulous job ...

"John & his son did a fabulous job repairing a glass statue work of art we had purchased in Italy many years ago & shipped from New York to Arizona recently. They did an unbelievable job putting our "Viking" back together even though it weighs about 60 lbs. His concern, caring & helpfulness was beyond the norm as we worked with him as the statue was repaired to its original condition and appearance. We had gotten many opinions on options to repair the statue but they all came back with no hope it could be repaired. Artistry in Glass never hesitated & we're very positive from the very first"

Jodee Bruner , Oro Valley, AZ.

Highly, highly recommend their skills ...

"Happy just does not even describe the wonderful job this man did for me. Someone else recommended a different crystal repair person. Come to find out he did not even own a shop he wanted me to leave my $650 item with the merchant next door and was talking in the $300 range to repair a broken leg and a missing ear. I found Artistry in Glass who fixed it in one day. The bad gentleman who was first recommended to me wanted three months and quoted $150 to $400. John charged me $50 and did the work in one day. Artistry in Glass was wonderful. And the people who own it are just extraordinary to deal with. Highly, highly recommend their skills and their shop!"

Linda Lewis , Tucson, AZ.

The pendant came out more beautiful than I thought.

"just wanted to say Thank you so much. The pendant came out more beautiful than I thought. Very pleased once again with your work. Thanks a million! "

Crystal Garcia, Tucson AZ.

We can not begin to tell you how pleased we were ...

"We can not begin to tell you how pleased we were with your restoration efforts of our bowl & bowl top. We will return if we ever need any repair and send the message to our friends."

Bill & Sieglinde Sibole, Oro Valley AZ.

You did a beautiful job ....

"Thank you so much for repairing my Waterford mustard jar into a vase. It is beautiful. I am placing it on my office desk where I can see it every day. Also, my teapot lid. I now feel like having tea again. You did a beautiful job on both and I am so pleased. To you and yours a happy holiday season. Yours truly,"

Barbara Hendrix, Peachtree City GA.

My Murano bowl looks amazing!

"Thank you!! My Murano bowl looks amazing!! I appreciate your expertise on the repair. Words alone cannot express how pleased I am to have my Mother’s bowl to enjoy every day!! Thank you again."

Karen Duncan, Oro Valley AZ.

Amazing simply doesn't describe it ..

"Amazing simply doesn't describe it. Such detailed work and I can almost hear the music!"

Sylvia DiNuovo, Wales MA.

You all did a fantastic job! ..

"I just received the "rebuilt" paw print and you all did a fantastic job! It really turned out nice...thank you for taking the time needed to get it as perfect as possible."

Robert Shiels, College Grove TN.

It was truly a privilege to do business with you.

"I stumbled across your website by accident, and had no idea what I was asking from you was so mundane. After looking at your website, you are truly an ARTIST, and you could have shooed me away because what I was asking of you was so trivial. Instead, you treated me with such kindness and and respect that it was truly a privilege to do business with you. You not only saved me a great deal of money for my cabinet glass, but you shipped it well packaged and affordably! I enjoyed our conversation (and your accent!) very much. Thank you so much!"

Terresa Showalter, Mound City, MO

He can do the impossible!

"John can repair practically any kind of crystal, china, wood and even pottery. He can do the impossible! He has for me."

Francis P. Bakewell, Washington PA.

Could not have been better!

"The members of the Patronato Founder's Circle were positively thrilled with the beautiful crystal pieces you designed for our presentation ceremony. Could not have been better! Again, thank you so much". "

Dawn Cole, Patronato San Xavier

You are simply amazing!

"I wanted to write you a quick note to thank you for doing such a beautiful job in restoring the broken stained glass insert on my antique cabinet. It turned out fantastic! You are simply amazing!"

Beth Mader, Scottsdale AZ.

.. perfection in repair ..

"Impressive professionalism, perfection in repair and cordial owners. We are so grateful and pleased that a family treasure has been restored. All damage was beautifully reconstructed and made to be displayed again"

D. Harris, Tucson AZ.

Amazing Claire!

"You can't even see where it was repaired. Amazing Claire!"

Patty Doerr, Tucson AZ.

I highly recommend Artistry in Glass ....

"I have had numerous items repaired here and, without exception, each piece was restored to showroom quality. The repairs cannot be detected even with a magnifying glass! I highly recommend Artistry in Glass for any restoration, be it glass, porcelain, pottery or crystal. Finally, I would like to emphasize how wonderful the owners are to deal with."

Dick Johnston, The Colony TX.

Truly beyond belief ...

"Wonderful quality of workmanship - the repair of my alabaster platter that meant so much to me, was truly beyond belief."

Carol Stookey, Tucson AZ.

... so happy I cried.

"The repair of my lamp finial is amazing. I'm so happy I cried - thank you so very much!"

Barbara Green, Tucson AZ.

I am telling all my friends about your wonderful business.

"On January 24, 2013 I brought to your shop four pieces of a very precious handmade, handpainted and signed, ceramic lampshade. I truly thought it was beyond repair and I was heartbroken. The woman (Claire) told me that she could repair and re-paint the shade and make it look almost as good as new. She was so cheerful and confident that she made me feel cheerful and confident that she could really do the repair. When she told me she could do it for $110.00, I told her that if she could really fix it, that price was way too low. She really did it! It is not perfect but as close to perfect as it is possible to be. I am delighted and a little in awe. I do not know how she did it and I am telling all my friends about your wonderful business. Please accept my very sincere thank you."

Kathleen C. Page, Oro Valley AZ.

Delightful people ...

"Excellent, fast service. Soldering repairs were made to my antique chandelier as well as adding matching stained glass. Reasonably priced. Delightful people to deal with."

Helen Landerman, Tucson AZ.

John and Claire are amazing ..

"Our family has been using Artistry in Glass for artistic repair for many years. They are especially gifted in glass, porcelain and wood - replacing missing pieces like fingers and finials and matching paint and artwork. We live most of the year in San Francisco and save all our antique repairs for our annual vacation in Tucson. John and Claire are amazing. "

Suzanne Morgan, San Francisco CA.

The client was dazzled ...

The client was dazzled (actually he could not even detect the repair). He has a huge collection of art from all over the world. Great job from Artistry in Glass:

Mike Dominguez, Davis Dominguez Gallery, Tucson AZ.

does the best work in town ...

We have been customers for years now. John and company does the best work in town!!! We would never use any other glass company. It's great the amount of services and personalization offered here.

Melissa & Tirso Rosario, Oro Valley AZ.

Artist, geologist & gentleman ....

"To John Wakefield, Artist, Geologist, Gentleman, Thank you ever so much for your gracious assistance. Your sense of humor is vastly appreciated on that frustrating mission."

Andrea and Michael Marks, Dove Mountain, AZ

Tremendous success .....

"The repairs I had done at Artistry in Glass have been a tremendous success - chips in my crystal wine glasses could not be better repaired."

Vee St John, Green Valley, AZ

May God richly bless you .....

"I really appreciate your help, honesty, and patience. You are right -- there is a local glass company who can get it for us by Monday afternoon (we can pick up then). The company is about 15 - 20 minutes from our place. May God richly bless you for your kindness!"

Betty Hsue, San Francisco, CA

Graciousness, humor and kindness.....

"John and Claire are able to repair and design anything, from the most expensive Egyptian antique to the latest kid’s project - all done with competence, graciousness, humor and kindness."

Patricia L. Stanley, Tucson AZ.

Excellent and timely repair ....

"Artistry in Glass did an excellent and timely repair of my antique Limoges china. I am very pleased with the service. "

K.S.Wooton, Tucson AZ.

Helpful, professional and courteous ....

"I have found Artistry in Glass to be helpful, professional and courteous in my many dealings with them over the years. "

Ed Leware, Prescott AZ.

Rely on Artistry in Glass ....

"If anyone is unsure about where to take broken glass or pottery, you can rely on Artistry in Glass to fix any item just like new. "

Sherry Belkin, Tucson AZ.

The best guy to deal with ....

"John is simply the best guy to deal with. "

Victor Kurowsky, Oro Valley, AZ.

Artistry in Glass got the job done ....

"We searched several businesses to find someone who was capable of restoring a badly damaged, expensive, tiffany-style, glass lamp shade. Artistry in Glass got the job done .... beautifully, affordably and on time. "

Rick Rupkey, Sr., Tucson AZ.

Most professional in all aspects of antique repair ...

"I recommend Artistry in Glass as most professional in all aspects of antique repair - John has techniques that make broken and chipped damage disappear as if my magic. Restoration is obviously his expertise."

Shannon Mackler, Tucson AZ.

Award design looks spectacular ....

"The award design looks spectacular. Thank you so much for your time, effort and creativity! Cheers! "

USAF Capt Sid Maru, Davis Monthan AFB, Tucson AZ.

Polishing is outstanding ....

"I am writing to let you know that I agree with your statement regarding the Pairpoint vase. Yes, your reduction of the chipped base and subsequent polishing are outstanding. Thank you very much! "

Ed LeWare, Cross Creek Antiques, Prescott AZ.

Talented professionals ....

"I have had several occasions to need the assistance of Artistry in Glass Inc. John and his family are talented professionals whose creations and repairs have been handled impeccably, in a timely fashion and for a modest charge."

Mary A. Marmion, Tucson AZ.

Thank you John for creating the piece ....

"I just want the two of you to know how much we love our pantry door. We leave the light on every evening, along with the lights under the cabinets for mood lighting, but mostly because we love the etched glass. Thank you John for creating the piece for us"

Penny & Cliff Crutchfield, Tucson, AZ.

What a fantastic job ....

"Hi John, I received my glass inserts today and they are remarkably beautiful. What a fantastic job. Thank you ever so much! It was a pleasure doing business with you. Happy Holidays!"

Cheryl Chambers, Philadelphia, PA.

Amazing ....

"Claire at Artistry in Glass repaired my damaged Lladro figurine. It’s amazing, I can’t even tell it was ever broken."

Rochelle Reea, Tucson AZ.

You're the best!

"Thank you for another wonderful year of supporting the College of Pharmacy! I love your expertise, your products and your cheerful attitude! You're the best!"

Debbie Mulleneaux, Tucson AZ.

It's been a pleasure ...!

"The mirror supports arrived safely and they are perfect. Your online directions were clear and easy to follow. Thank you for your prompt and courteous service. IT HAS BEEN A PLEASURE DOING BUSINESS WITH YOU!"

Cathryn Flynn, Scarsdale NY.

Beautiful work ...!

"In today's market it is hard to find as good a glass repair person as John. Beautiful work - he does what he says he will."

Leora Garcia Jones, Tucson, AZ.

I am so glad we work with you ...

"The awards were a hit, as usual. The white lettering made them standout too. I am so glad we work with you John. You provide great work and it means A LOT to the people that receive them. They are prominently displayed in their offices!"

Mahes Prasad, Wells Fargo, Scottsdale, AZ.

You exceeded my expectations ...!

"The sandtimer arrived yesterday. Are you sure you "repaired" it? It looks like maybe you just made a new one. I cannot believe it. You exceeded my expectations to the point that I am almost speechless. Truly, I am not sure which end has been repaired. Thank you so very very much. I know my mother will be thrilled."

Janice, Norman, OK.

This is an awesome product.

"Just to let you know that my mirror is installed and the hinges are just perfect. I am sure you will get more orders from Canada. This is an awesome product."

Lynne Bercier-Charbonneau, Ontario, Canada.

She was thrilled ...!

"We gave Lindy Watts her beautiful vase last night and she was thrilled to death & very touched. Paul was equally delighted. Many thanks for your help in making this a special event for Lindy."

Patty Meyer, Tucson, AZ.

.. a beautiful work of art.

"I am advised that you created the work of art which I received as an award from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. It is beautiful and certainly unique. I want you to know how much we are enjoying it and showing it to our friends. I congratulate you for the use of the glass medium to create a beautiful work of art."

Frank Snell, Phoenix, AZ.

You won't be disappointed!

"This company has proven to be one of the finest to deal with that we have ever encountered! We highly encourage anyone interested in any type of glass work to utilize the fine services that are offered by Artistry in Glass. You won't be disappointed."

Warren & Victoria Stanford, Tucson, AZ.

A pleasure talking with you ...

"A pleasure talking with you the other day. The brushed nickel beveled mirror clips arrived within two days and worked great! We were able to anchor them directly into the studs as opposed to having to use wall anchors (although I did use longer screws than the ones provided). It's a large mirror (33" x 74") so I'm confident the clips plus the mirror mastic will keep it safely in place. Thanks again for your quick response"

Chuck Sweeney, Costa Mesa, CA