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New Zealand's leading manufacturer in Slumped architectural and luxury glass.

The possibilities are endless when you combine the talents of our staff with our wide range of textured glass fabrication capabilities, no two pieces are ever quite the same.


Splashbacks - Glass Art - Keepsakes - Bathroom Glass - Headstones - Platters - Plaques - Windows/Doors - Showers - Architectural Glass - Balustrades and more.


Balustrades - Glass Doors - Glass Facades - Counter tops - Glass Floors - Glass Partitions - Mirrors -
Pool fences - Shop Fronts and more

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We’d love to quote a job for you!

For all custom pieces please answer these questions for us to help you get the right information. (Not essential, but encouraged!)

You can always call us 03 2145012 or come into the showroom for a quote anytime
Mon - Fri, 9am - 5pm. Glass samples available in store. 


 Splashbacks and all other glass:

1. Name:
2. Phone number:

3. Email address:
4. Address of Installation:
5. Type of glass: Slumped, Flat, Mirror or image on glass. 
6. Approximate size of splashback/Glass area:
7. Will you require whites/neutral colours? dark/bright colours? Or clear Glass?
8. Number of cutouts for powerpoints, handles, taps or rangehoods:
9. Are you ready for a site measure?
10. How did you hear about us?
11. Any additional information/requests:

1. Name
2. Phone number
3. Email address
4. Shipping address:
5. Glass size:
6. Glass thickness:
7. Glass colour (listed here):
8. Shape of glasstone:
9. Inscription information:
10. Would you like a ceramic photograph added?
11. Will you be getting a concrete or granite base?
12. How did you hear about us?
13. Any additional information/requests:


** If you are interested in an Image on Glass please email the Image that you are interested in using for your splashback to Images must be over 4MB in size.  

64 Forth Street, PO Box 885
Invercargill, 9840 
New Zealand  Phone:   +643 2145012        




Find an Agent across New Zealand

Our network includes a wide range of glass and joinery agents throughout New Zealand. Feel free to review the list below and contact them directly. If needed, give us a call at 032145012 for further assistance.

Our Glass is supplied by:

Viridian Glass New Zealand

Viridian Glass New Zealand

0800 847 434

Since 1894 we have been operating in New Zealand. This long and proud history has formed a strong foundation of how we work today. Viridian is an agent of Slumped Glass across New Zealand.

Viridian Glass - We Love Glass


Gore Windscreens and Glass

Gore Windscreens and Glass

Gore, Southland
Ph: (03) 208 5721

Colour Worx - Nationwide - Antique Mirror Glass


Auckland and Wider North Island
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Home Décor Range:

 Balclutha Glass

Balclutha Windscreens and Glass

Ph: (03) 418 0777   |    027 418 1021

Glass Guys - Rotorua and Tauranga

The Glass Guys - Bay of Plenty

Ph: 0800 GLASSY

Their mission is to provide stunning feature splashbacks, beautiful transparent balustrades and showers, and repair what glass is broken to the highest quality with outstanding service. Servicing the wider BOP.

 Excell joinery Te Anau

Excell Joinery Ltd

Te Anau
Ph: 027 229 7628 

Wellington Splashbacks

Wellington Splashbacks

Wellington and Wider Region
Ph: 022 064 0599

Lakeland Glass Central Otago

Lakeland Glass

Ph: (03) 442 8286    |    027 654 5009

Remarkable Homes - Kinloch - Queenstown - Auckland

Remarkable Homes

Auckland | Kinloch | Queenstown
Ph: 021 844 494

Remarkable Glass - Queenstown

Remarkable Glass

Ph: (03) 451 0002 

The Glassman New Zealand

The Glass Man

New Plymouth
Ph: (06) 758 3027

Aspiring Glass - Central Otago - Wanaka

Aspiring Glass

Ph: (03) 443 2488

Gisborne Glass

Gisborne Glass

Ph: (06) 867 9862

Cromwell Glass and Glazing

Cromwell Glass & Glazing | Thermawood

Ph: (03)445 4004



Ph: 027 222 8833

Aburns Glass - Dunedin

Aburns Glass

Dunedin / Otago
Ph: (03) 455 6134 

City Glass Hamilton

City Glass

Ph: (07) 856 5669 

Coronet Woodware Central Otago

Coronet Woodware

Central Otago
Ph: (03) 442 3700

Clive Glass Limited

Clive, Hawkes Bay 
Ph. (06) 8700855

Central Custom Joinery

Ph: 021 024 828 46

Snazzy Glass

Hawke's Bay
Ph: (06) 877 0420

B and M joinery Cromwell and Central Otago

B and M Joinery

Ph:  027 207 8025

Kapi-mana Glass

Kapimana Glass

Kapiti Coast
Ph: 0800 800 45277

Dunstan Glass and Glazing

Dunstan Glass

Ph: (03) 448 9073 

Jake the Glass Guy

Jake The Glass Guy

Ph: 027 666 0511

Nikki Wilson Studio

Nikki Wilson 

Ph: 027 668 9959 

bebans Glass - Upper Hutt

Bebans Glass

Upper Hutt
Ph: (04) 939 4452

Otago Frameless Glass - Dunedin

Otago Frameless Glass

Ph: (03) 455 8283

Bay Glass Kerikeri - Northland

Bay Glass Kerikeri

Ph: (09) 407 9035

Otago Glass - Dunedin

Otago Glass

Dunedin and Wider
Ph: (03) 455 3820

Vetro Raccordi - Northland Glass - Splashbacks

Vetro Raccordi - Northland Speciality Glass

Ph: 0800 857 277

Local Glass - Otago - Dunedin

Local Glass

Ph: (03) 477 3141

Colorit Splashbacks - Wellington and Nationwide

Colorit Splashbacks

Wellington and wider
Ph: 0508 44 44 88

Birchfeilds Glass and Glazing New Zealand

Birchfields Glass

Ph: (03) 384 2488

GB Glass - Taupo Glass and splashback

GB Glass

Ph: (07) 378 1958

Empire Glass - Canterbury - Christchurch

Empire Glass

Ph: (03) 381 4490 

Mount Glass - Mt Glass 

Mount Glass and Glazing 

Tauranga, Mount Maunganui, Papamoa, & Te Puke
Ph: (07) 542 0083

Nordzco Joinery - Queenstown - Auckland


Queenstown Ph: (03) 409 0809 
Christchurch Ph: (03) 348 4890 

Image Glass Waikato 

Image Glass Waikato

Waikato | Coromandel
Ph: (03) 409 0809

Rangiora Mirror and glass - Canterbury christchurch

Rangiora Glass and Mirror 

Rangiora and Wider Canterbury
Ph: (07) 542 0083

Opal Glass

Ph: (07) 827 5555

Asburton Glass

Ashburton Glass

Ph: (03) 308 3918

Carterton Glass

Carterton Glass

Carterton | Waiarapa
Ph: (06) 379 6548

Kitchens Direct

Kitchen Direct

Timaru | Central Otago
Ph: 0800 534 732

IPM Glass Waiheke Island


Waiheke Island
0800 444 789

Lunds Joinery Timaru

Lunds Joinery

Ph: (03) 688 9149

Howick Glass

Howick Glass
Ph: (09) 535 4180 

The professional and trusted team of qualified tradesmen at Howick Glass offer a full range of glass and glazing services at competitive prices. With over 45 years experience, you know you'll be receiving top quality service and workmanship with superior products and materials.

Barrett Joinery Timaru

Barrett Joinery and Kitchens

Ph: (03) 688 4738 


Ph: (07) 8958674


Marlborough Glass

Marlborough Glass

Ph: (03) 578 5374

RBJ - Rogers Brothers

Central Otago
Ph: 027 442 3613 - Paul

Glassworx Nelson


Ph: (03) 542 4412

Richmond Glass

Richmond Glass

Richmond, Nelson
Ph: (03) 544 8199

P K Design - Nelson and nationwide

PK Design

Nelson and wider
Ph: (03) 544 1338  |  021 461711 

Design Base Architects - Invercargill - Wanaka - Nelson

Design Base Architecture

Invercargill (03) 218 2429
Wanaka 021 051 9315
Nelson (03) 545 9330

The Glassman Ltd

03 578 5500

Geraldine Glass

03 693 9927


What is Slumped Glass?

Escape Glass Obscure pattern slumped architectural glass

Escape glass manufactures what is New Zealand's only toughened slumped glass product of its kind. The term slumped refers to glass that is patterned or textured. 

The pieces are all handcrafted and are custom designed to meet the needs of each individual customer.
The inspiration for our pieces comes from the stunning scenery, nature, wildlife, birds and Kiwiana that New Zealand has to offer. 

We make every piece to order; every project is unique, no two are the same.

We offer a wide selection of distinctive pattern glass that will enhance any interior and exterior design project with a touch of elegance. Unique patterns and textures are often used as a means of adding privacy or decorative elements to the design. Splashbacks, cabinet glass inserts, doors, door inserts, shower enclosures, balustrading, railings, partitions, glass furniture, privacy windows, accent windows, and more are some of the common applications. Various forms of safety glass can be fabricated from pattern slumped glass, such as insulated glass units, tempered glass, and laminated glass. Decorative pattern glass has become increasingly popular in homes. Our experienced glass reps can show you how to use slumped glass in your next design

Subscape tile Glass Splashback

The next step is to heat the glass and mold in a kiln or a specialized glass slumping furnace. The temperature and heating time depend on the thickness and type of glass being used. As the temperature rises, the glass begins to soften and becomes malleable. It reaches a point called the "slumping temperature" where it starts to sag under its own weight and conforms to the shape of the mold beneath it.

Gravity plays a crucial role in the slumping process. As the glass reaches its slumping temperature, it gradually begins to flow and slump down due to the force of gravity. The rate of slumping can be controlled by adjusting the temperature and the time the glass spends in the kiln. This allows artists to achieve different degrees of curvature and contour in their final pieces.

slumped glass sliding door

Slumped glass offers artists and designers a wide range of creative possibilities. The technique allows for the creation of functional objects with unique and organic shapes that would be difficult or impossible to achieve with traditional glassblowing or other glassworking methods. It is commonly used in art glass, interior design, architecture, and even in commercial applications like lighting fixtures or decorative panels, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to various environments.



Simply put, slumping is a technique in which items are made in a kiln by shaping glass over molds at high temperatures. This means we can manipulate patterns and textures to customise glass for you! 

Slumped glass art


Due to the handmade nature of Escape slumped glass, patterns on a larger scale may vary slightly from the samples provided. Care should be taken when selecting textures as images and patterns may not overlap from panel to panel.  The molding process may also cause random variations in background textures and expansion, contraction or toughening markings may be evident in the final product.

Slumped glass has two texturally different sides each with corresponding visual differences. For all splashbacks the smooth side is the side face out and the textured side will be adhered to the wall, for showers we would recommend the textured side face into the bathroom and the smooth side face the water for ease of cleaning. All Escape slumped glass is produced with fired edges so any additional edge work is not necessary.


Memorial Plaques
Platters and Trays

Vanity tops
House Numbers
and so much more!



Tinted glass is available in the following colors: green, blue, bronze and gray (subject to availability). I would like to point out that despite its tint, the glass is still transparent enough to be seen through.

Our Slumped glass can also be colour coated in opaque and metallic paint!  We work with all Resene and Dulux colour ranges to apply almost any colour to the back of slumped glass. Great for matching walls, cabinetry, and being creative! Please note an element of metallic is added to each colour to allow for the 3D nature of our textured glass pattern to be visible. We also use clear glass where possible and our colours are matched to the swatch colour by neutralising the original colour to counteract the green of natural glass. We do not advise putting a piece of glass over a paint swatch to get an accurate idea of the finished product.


Escape Glass is available in 6, 8, 10, 2, 15 and 19mm thick clear float glass. 

Maximum panel size for 6 and 8mm is 3100x1250mm for 10 and 12mm it is 3100x1200mm.

See all specifications here


Of course you can, talk to us today on the various ways of making this happen and how it can be done. We can add shapes to any and all slumped glass. 

Subway Tile


We have over 35 slumped glass patterns

GLASS PATTERNS can be viewed here. 

One of the most popular new patterns in the range is Subscape. It gives the appearance of subway tiles without the grouting. This pattern comes in a variety of sizes and colours from Resene or Dulux. Other popular choices include Natural Escape (Ferns), Conformity wavy lines and Schist Rock. 
Headstones slumped glass


We offer standard and countersunk holes, plug cut-outs, radius's, corners, curves, and special cutouts. The diameter of the circular holes should not be less than the thickness of the glass, and their total area should not exceed 10% of the panel's overall area.

A flat glass border (generally 10 to 40mm wide) is provided where necessary to ensure ease of installation. This is perfect when glass is required for channel in a shower etc. 

For all panels, Escape Glass requires finished/tight glass sizes. There is a tolerance of plus or minus 3mm from the quoted size on all panels, we will make all the required allowances ourselves.. For all custom shapes that are not standard, templates must be provided, clearly marked with hole diameters and cutouts. Regardless of the size of the job, we reserve the right to judge it on an individual basis.


In addition to excellence, Escape Glass strives for customer satisfaction and incredibly designed products. Orders are usually delivered within 4-6 weeks, but we strive to achieve our 95% on-time delivery target. If your order is incorrect, we'll send you a replacement panel within 3-4 weeks. Since our products are made in Southland, New Zealand, you will not have to wait 3-6 months for materials. There will be no defects, flaws, or white hazing on your glass products, which is often apparent on low-quality offshore glass.

Depending on the size and complexity of the project, this process may take weeks or even months. It is not uncommon for a single piece of glass to require tens if not hundreds of hours of work! So if it's a little late please keep this in mind. 

Our customers demand perfection and this is not something that can be rushed. One chip or incorrect dimension can rarely be remedied (regardless of what stage in the process the glass is at) and mean that the manufacturing must be restarted.

75% of all slumped glass is toughened. Our toughening is done on Fridays in another part of the South Island (right at the other end), so all glass goes on a road trip! This unfortunately drags out the time frame a little. All slumped glass jobs are expected to be complete in up to 6 weeks. This does not always allow for the shipping as there can be natural disasters, crazy weather and things out of our control that hold this process up.

slumped glass - glasstone headstone - leaf shaped - made in new zealand

(left) Leaf shaped Slumped glass handmade headstone and Custom Red plaque for granite vase block

Enquire now about a Glass Headstone

Please take a moment to complete our headstone questionnaire. Our team will respond to you within five working days when possible. This simple questionnaire will assist us in creating a beautiful monument for your loved one who has passed away.

Contact Us now.
Glass hand and footprints - handmade slumped glass

glass set of footprints on a handmade stand

Glass Hand and Footprints

Have your childs footprints or handprints eternally cast in slumped glass.
Book your foot or handprints appointment online now.

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  • Slumped Glass
  • Image on Glass
  • Flat Coated Glass
  • Antique Mirror

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Bring your ideas to life with handmade textured glass

Glass Patterns and Textures


Slumped glass with a textured finish combines organic and directional elements for large panel sizes, creating decorative divider walls or partitions in corporate spaces. Colour finishes are available for added customisation. Use as cladding or facades in hotel or corporate lobbies for a front entrance statement.

  • Explore Slumped Textured Glass in Various Thicknesses for Your Design Needs. We created slumped panels from 6mm and 10mm to 70mm+ thick glass.
  • Our work can be supplied in safety toughened (tempered) or annealed glass.
  • Panels can be produced up to 1800mm x 3000mm in clear, green, grey or low iron glass/crystal clear glass.
  • The maintenance free, non-porous surface of our slumped glass allows the glass to appear bright, new, and clean, for many years to come.

Some popular patterns include:

Subway Tile splashback in glass


Subscape - Get the look of subway tiles but without the grout. Low maintenance, hygienic, easy care and beautiful. This new pattern is available in any size and any colour from the Resene or Dulux colour range. 
Schist Pattern Splashback in Grey


The detail in the texture provides a clear visual of an authentic schist surface, while also mimicking the mortar lines which separate the schist bricks. This unique splashback pattern that is much like tiles but with the ease of glass.


A staple in our standard pattern collection is our Adrenaline slumped textured Glass. The texture mimics a waterfall with substantial grooves spread across the glass. Adrenalines unique design provides maximum levels of opacity and privacy, while still allowing a substantial amount of light to come through. Often paired with backlighting or coated in a bright colour, Adrenaline will bring life and creativity to any space.

Fern Textured glass pattern


The detail in the texture brings a natural kiwiana element to life. This unique splashback pattern that is made with real ferns, each hand foraged. This pattern adds luxury and makes a subtle statement. 

Baby Corrugate or hand made Reeded and Tread textured Glass

reeded flute glass industrial tread obscure glass

Pictured above:
Corrugate in clear - 10mm (left), Baby corrugate in clear glass - 6mm (centre) and painted silver tread glass - 6mm (right). 

Our corrugated glass is similar to broad/narrow reeded glass and can be customised to include flat edges for entry into channel or framework. It can be put into double glazed units and can also be safety toughened for use in showers, balustrading, doors, partitions and more. 


Frenzy 10mm slumped toughened glass door with LED lights
Pressed tin splashback in glass
Pressed Tin B Splashback
in Resene Silver White Pearl 
Anaglypta and Conformity swirls together in a splashback
12mm Baby Corrugate used in balustrading inside
manapouri mountain
Mountain Scene in clear glass on a white wall
- Manapouri, New Zealand
Escape Route running horizontally
in the the Resene colour Durville
This pattern can go vertical or horizontal. 
coffee bean pattern splashback pattern
Coffee Bean pattern on a small sample in clear glass
Custom mountain scene in glass splashback
The Taranakis - Mountain Range in Southland, New Zealand in Resene Seahunter





Technical Information



Textured Slumped Glass. Combining organic and directional elements to create a unique design. For divider walls or partitions, slumped textured glass creates a beautiful decorative finish, while creating privacy for your corporate space.

Slumped glass panels can also be finished in a color of your choice. Slumped glass panels can be used as Cladding or Facades to cover other wall surfaces pressed against them, making them perfect for front entrances into hotels and corporations.

The slumped textured glass can be manufactured in a variety of glass thicknesses, such as 6, 10, 12, 15, and 19mm, clear or low iron glass, as well as toughened (tempered) or annealed safety glass. Panels can be produced up to 1250mm x 3100mm in size. It is available in clear or low iron glass as well as in rich tinted glass or vibrant painted colours.

As a result of its non-porous, maintenance-free surface, our slumped glass is able to remain bright, new, and clean for a long time to come, without requiring any additional maintenance. 


Maximum single panel size: 3100 x 1250mm.
Smaller custom sizes available and minimum charges apply.


Glass available in 6, 8, 10 & 12mm, also in 15 & 19mm on request.


Unique Qualities: The beauty of textured glass lies in its glacial appearance. Light passes through illuminating the texture and appears to glow from within. People and objects behind the glass are obscured making it a versatile building material for open plan living and working environments!

Glass types:

  • Slumped Glass - Hand textured glass panels (available in Clear, Low Iron and Tinted glass)
  • Float - Clear glass which exhibits a pale green tint which is more apparent when slumped.
  • Tinted float - pale green, pale blue, grey, brown, High performance tints - dark green, dark blue
  • Low Iron - Ultra clear low iron float glass.
  • Mirrored Glass  


The process of slumping texture and patterns into sheets of glass involves intense heat to soften the glass sufficiently for it to melt over and into specially prepared molds. The heat is provided by kilns, specifically designed to suit the glass forming process. The molds can be a variety of materials (refractories) selected for their particular characteristics.
The resultant slumped glass reflects the artistic input at the design and molding stage, and the subsequent treatments that might be used. These include colour applications, obscuring treatments, etching, shape-cutting and edging, adhered embellishments and metal-ware.
The process of slumping glass on a mold imparts a textural surface on one side leaving the other smooth, glossy but not flat. Random variations in the background texture are immanent in the process. The edges are fire polished and remain flat but slightly rounded. 
Where required for specific glazing situations flat borders can be incorporated. All standard textures are available as toughened safety glass.


  • Creates obscurity/privacy with maximum light transmission
  • Safety toughened to meet all safety standards
  • Can be back painted to any colour 
  • Custom designs/ logos can be embossed into the textured glass
  • Used in conjunction with high quality stainless steel fixings
  • Offers easy cleaning and maintenance.


Due to the expansion and contraction during the processing of glass up to 3mm variation in panel sizes may occur.
Slumped glass can accommodate all standard glass processing treatments such as holes, notches, cut-outs and edge-polishing.


In glazing situations where Grade A Safety glass is required, most Slumped Glass can be toughened to comply with New Zealand Standards AS/NZS2208 - Safety glazing materials for use in buildings (human impact considerations).
It should be noted that the toughening process may impart some slight "bowing" over the length of the panel, or in some cases, scuff marks caused by the furnace. These are unavoidable.

Chemical Resistance
Glass will resist most acids except hydrofluoric and high temperature phosphoric. Alkalis can attack the glass surface, so it crucial not to get run off from concrete and the like as they will etch the glass surface. The same can happen with some weathering steels and some sealants release chemicals that can stain glass. Hard water with high calcium can be a problem as can geothermal areas for some ceramic glasses.


Our glass process


All slumped glass products can be installed by local glazing contractors using standard methods and fixing systems in the same manner as flat glass of equivalent thickness. Please refer to New Zealand Standards AS 1288 (glass in buildings - Selection and Installation) for glazing methods & recommendations.


Generally panels are glazed with the glossy surface to the exterior of the building for ease of cleaning. Where this is not a consideration however, one has a choice based entirely on aesthetics.



We provide a comprehensive range of services to our valued clients, and are fully equipped and experienced to complete everything from kitchen and bathroom renovations to specialty glass installation. Our team can assist you with the following:



Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you

Whether you have a question about splashback ideas you have, pricing, need more information, or anything else, our team is ready to answer all your questions



64 Forth Street, PO Box 885
Invercargill, 9840 
New Zealand 

Phone:   +643 2145012        



For large and custom pieces please answer these questions
for us to help you get the right information. (Not essential, but encouraged!)

1) Name:
2) Address of installation :

3) Contact phone number :
4) Approximate size of splashback/Glass area :
5) Number of cutouts for powerpoints, handles or rangehoods :
6) Are you ready for a site measure now? :
7) Where did you hear about our splashbacks? :
(Google, friend, facebook, pinterest, instagram or other?) 
8) Any other comments relevant to your splashback** :


** If you are interested in an Image on Glass please email the Image that you are interested in using for your splashback to

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