How much will the shipping cost?
The Glass Bakery is pleased to offer simple flat rate shipping zones for purchases under $250 within Canada. Shipping costs $18 for "Atlantic Provinces" and $23 for the "Rest of Canada" ($23). For orders over $250, heavier glass panels, shipping to remote areas (as determined by the courier) or international orders, we'll get in touch and let you know the additional shipping costs. The extra amount will then be applied to your credit card with your approval, or you may send an email money transfer. The online shopping cart calculates shipping to the US.
What methods of shipping are available?
Glass Art shipped within Canada will be sent using the fast Canada Post Expedited Service which includes tracking. No insurance will be added other than the free $100 liability that Canada Post offers as standard. If you would like additional insurance or faster delivery, please email me your order rather than using the online cart. You will still be able to pay via e-transfer or credit card.
Do you ship Internationally?
Yes, please email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full contact details and request a shipping quote if your country of delivery is not listed on the Cart page. Please note that for all international deliveries, the recipient is responsible for paying any or all customs or duty fees. These will be charged to you by your delivery service provider, prior to or at the time of delivery.
When will the glass be shipped?
I try to get the glass to you as quick as possible. For all glass that's in-stock, the glass will be shipped out within 2-5 business days (weather permitting). However, most glass is made to order and you should allow at least a week before it is shipped out, then delivery time on top. If your order is likely to take longer than a week to be mailed out, I'll contact you. If you're on a tight schedule, please email ahead for an estimate of fulfillment.
Do you offer gift wrapping?
At present, sorry, there's no gift box or wrapping service for my glass art, but I'm working on it! However, all glass is nicely wrapped in tissue wrap and securely bundled up for the ride from my home to yours!
Unless you ask, in general, no receipt will be placed with the order, so you may freely send the package as a gift without worrying! If you'd like me to add a personalized greetings card in with your package for direct gift recipients, please select a personalized Note card product, add it to your Cart, and indicate your intended message on the order notes (additional charge may apply).
For wholesale orders, wherever possible packaging materials are supplemented with repurposed boxes, donations of newspapers and protective material from friends and neighbours!
To avoid breakage it is necessary to use a small amount of plastic bubble wrap. Where available, bubble wrap with a recycled content is preferred.
Unusable scraps of fusing glass are taken to a commercial recycling plant for recycling into septic sand.
Returns or Exchanges
Please note that due to the handcrafted nature of our products and because your glass art is usually made to order, no returns or exchanges are accepted. If there is a problem with your order, or if the glass arrives broken (which hopefully will be a rare event), please get in touch and I'll do my best to help.
Do you create Custom Glass Art?
Short answer: Occasionally, yes!
Longer answer: Depending on the design and collection, some existing designs may be customized to suit colour taste, e.g. coasters or suncatcher's. There will usually be a small additional fee for this service. The bird collection is not customizable except for Memorial Glass which includes the addition of Cremated Remains.
I enjoy creating custom, unique glass art tiles that are animal or ocean themed. Please take a look at the Commissions Gallery or stop by the studio shop in Mill Cove, near Hubbards, to get a feel for the aesthetic of my studio-glass art. Commissions will be considered on an individual basis, depending on my schedule, commitments and other as yet unknown factors - in other words, at my whim :)