Glass Plaque Award | Glass Desk Name Plate

Not your Average Glass Plaque Award or Glass Desk Name Plate

Engraved glass awards and desk name plates with custom features such as sculpture carved, custom color matched painted lettering and logos, chiseled irregular edges, signatures and photographs.

Any Shape, Size and Color

Fabricated in all shapes and sizes in a variety of effects and unlimited back painted glass colors.

Not your Average Glass Plaque Award or Glass Desk Name Plate

Engraved glass awards and desk name plates with custom features such as sculpture carved, custom color matched painted lettering and logos, chiseled irregular edges, signatures and photographs.

Any Shape, Size and Color

Fabricated in all shapes and sizes in a variety of effects and unlimited back painted glass colors.

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Sans Soucie - Custom Designed Glass

Choose from our vast collection of designs across every decor, or let us create a brand new one-of-a-kind design per your specifications. Let us turn YOUR vision into a reality! If you can dream it, we can make it. The sky’s the limit when it comes to design.

What People Are Saying

It was so easy to order online that I did it myself!

I love my Sans Soucie pantry door. It’s beautiful. It was so easy to order online that I did it myself! The door fit perfectly and it is gorgeous. It is made of quality materials and the painter mentioned how e... Read More

Rebecca M. from Griffin, CA
July 2023

Couldn’t have been a better experience

This couldn't have been a better experience. Service was perfect. Quality is excellent. Told all my friends about your company.

Douglas K. from Fort Mill, SC
June 2023

Gorgeous, original piece

My door is quite beautiful and fits perfectly with my new bedroom. I love it. Thank you very much for a gorgeous, original piece.

Adrienne R. from Santa Monica, CA
June 2023


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Frequently Asked Questions

FREE SHIPPING: What orders may not qualify?

Additional charges may apply for some rural or remote destinations, some East coast cities and oversized glass or doors (96″ or larger), or large quantities. These fees, if any, will be applied upon entering the shipping address at checkout.

How many days will my order take to ship?

15-40 business days, on average, depending on glass and door material type.

Can I get custom lettering on a glass plaque or award?

Yes! Any logo or lettering can be etched or carved into a glass plaque.

Can I get a photo etched into a glass plaque?

Yes! Using a special technique, we can apply a photo to a glass plaque.

What color glass can I get for a glass plaque?

Depending on the application, different glass or mirror colors work great for glass plaques! They can of course be regular clear glass, or low iron (glass without the green hue), grey, bronze, regular mirror or black mirror are all very popular for glass plaques.

What does “Sans Soucie” mean and how did you get that name?

“Sans Souci” is French and literally means “without concern”, meaning “without care” or “care free.”   “Soucie” is the last name of the owner’s Stepfather and Mother, who originally started the business back in the 70’s.

Which Frosted Glass Effect is the LEAST expensive?

All our 1D Effects.

Which Frosted Glass Effect is the MOST expensive?

3D Enhanced! When you add Paint or color to the glass, it becomes the most expensive effect.

Which side of the glass is frosted?

The simple answer is in most cases, the sandblasting will be on the back surface of the glass. So when you approach the glass, you would reach out and feel the smooth glass surface. That said, depending on the sandblast effect you chose AND the type of product, in some cases the sandblasting will be on the FRONT surface. For example, shower glass. For showers, you want the inside surface to be smooth, plain glass so you can squeegee the water off your glass after you shower, so for showers, the sandblasting will be on the FRONT surface. The reality is, the answer is actually complicated because different effects and products call for different surfaces.

How do you etch the glass?

All our glass is made by hand thru the art of sandblast etching and carving.  Using sand as their sculpting tool, our artists etch, cut and carve the design into the glass.  The white surface obscures the glass, diffuses light and eliminates glare – creating privacy without blocking light, thru a beautiful Work of Art Captured in Glass!

How do you paint the glass?

By hand thru airbrushing.

How do you Ship your Glass and Doors?

Your glass or door will ship fully insured by Freight delivery, and will be “Curbside”.  Here’s a helpful article about our lead times.  Some smaller glass orders like cabinet glass or shelves, will ship UPS Ground.

Can I rush my order?

It will depend on which product AND our current workload, as to how quickly we can complete a Rushed order, but yes, glass effects with a 6-8 week lead time can be rushed for a 20% fee. Any kind of CUSTOM DOOR SIZE and door material besides primed, doug fir and fiberglass cannot be rushed. (Those are coming from the door manufacturerer and their ETAs are firm). Please call to discuss if you wish to rush a 6-8 week lead time glass effect product. We’ll do whatever we can!

Is the Glass Tempered?

Yes. With the exception of tables, shelves and mirrors, all glass will be tempered for safety.

What is Tempered Glass?

Tempered glass is heat treated and is about four times stronger than “ordinary,” or annealed, glass. And unlike annealed glass, which can shatter into jagged shards when broken, tempered glass fractures into small, relatively harmless pieces.

Can I cancel my order?

Only within the first 24 business-day hours of placing your order.  After 24 hours, we have a no refund, no cancellation and no return policy.  This policy is listed on our check-out page, and within the linked Terms and Conditions at check-out, as well as inside your emailed Quote (for “new” designs) and within every emailed Order Confirmation.

Why?  First and foremost because each and every product we create is custom made to order.  Nothing is Stock.  This is because there are limitless size, effect and background combinations.  With all the options and possible combination scenarios, it’s virtually impossible to stock any one of our products, in any form.

Second, because when we receive an order, we immediately get to work to fulfill your order as quickly as possible, within the estimated time frame we’ve given you.  Materials such as glass, hardware and the door frame, are in nearly all cases ordered the same day you place your order, or the following day.  Our glass vendors have a no refund policy for all glass ordered.  Period.  (Again, each piece of glass is custom-cut to order by the glass manufacturer, per piece).   Our door manufacturers give us a 48 hour window to change or cancel an order.  Hence, we allow a 24 hour window from our customers, because we only have 48 hours to notify our vendor to avoid charges.  Depending on the design and the effect you’ve chosen, we also immediately get to work on your drawing.   The very first thing we do, once materials are ordered, is create the scale drawing we need to create the stencil we use to mask the glass, to sandblast your art.  All this happens immediately, in many cases the very same day, or the next.

Sans Soucie Art Glass has been creating high quality, custom desigbned glass plaque award and glass desk name plate designs since 1976. All handmade, glass etching is achieved by sandblasting and sculpting the design into the glass. Using various techniques, our frosted glass and glass etching is created in a variety of effects, each one a unique look that provides different price ranges. The design can be applied by merely “light” etching it into the surface only, OR it can be sculpture carved deep into the glass, creating a relief texture. 

As you browse any one of our product catalogs, keep in mind that any design can be put on any product, in any effect.  So if you see something you like on a glass plaque award, just know it can be done on a larger scale such as a window, glass room dividers and glass wall partitions, a door – or any other architectural glass product.

About a Glass Plaque Award by Sans Soucie:

  • All glass plaque award and glass desk name plate designs are available in any size, across all products
  • Glass can be annealed or tempered for safety when needed
  • Worldwide shipping
  • All glass is custom made to order


Choose from our large collection of design archives or let us create a new glass plaque award design to your specifications. The price will vary by design complexity and type of effect. See our Sandblast Effect Info. Sheet for examples and descriptions of each. From simple frosted glass effects to our 3D sculpture carving, to painted and stained glass, and everything in between, Sans Soucie designs are sandblasted in different ways, resulting in different effects, and different price levels. 

The “same design, done differently” – there’s no limit to design. Creating custom designs since 1976, we’ve created a huge collection of design archives, for our huge array of glass products. There’s something for everyone, regardless of style, but if you can’t find just what you’re looking for, allow us to create a brand new design just for you. 


Select a glass plaque award most similar to the look you’re after.  From there, you’ll click on “Get Pricing”.  We’ll create a custom quote and email it to you within approx. 1-5 business days.  Your quote will include instructions on ordering, your lead time and a link to place your order.


It all depends on the design you choose (whether an archive design or brand new), and the sandblast effect you choose. Specialty Glass effects (2D, 3D, and 3D Painted and leaded glass) have a 6-8 week turn-around on average.  Solid Frost Effects will be 2-3 weeks on average. All new designs requiring custom scale drawings for approval, regardless of effect, will require a minimum 6-8 week turn-around. Everything is custom-made to order and ships worldwide to your doorstep. Domestic transit times are 1-5 business days.  International is typically 5-7 business days.


Shipping prices vary by state and will range in price on average from approx. $60-$200, for most glass plaques.  Large, heavy glass plaques and signs will range on average from $250-$400+ depending on size and destination.

Depending on the size of your glass, your order will ship either UPS small package or Freight.  Our glass is all expertly packed in-house by our glaziers and ships fully insured.  You’ll receive an email with a tracking number the day after your order ships.  Signature and inspection required,  “Curbside delivery” (the area immediately adjacent to the delivery vehicle) is included in your shipping price.  This means you will be responsible for moving the shipment from the street, into your home or garage.  Shipping does not include bringing the box into your home or garage, or any kind of set up.  The freight company will call you to set up a delivery appointment.  See our Shipping Info. Sheet for full details.


We’re here to answer any questions so please don’t hesitate to call (877) 331-3397 to speak to a knowledgeable rep!  Sans Soucie ships worldwide at reasonable prices from our Studio and Showroom in beautiful Palm Desert, California.

Let us turn your message, brand logo or photograph into a custom art glass desk name plate and glass plaque award!  We guarantee you’ll be pleased!