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Glass Facilities

Glass Working Facilities

We have one of the largest, best equipped glass-making facilities in Europe, giving students the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques to realisetheir creative aspirations.

 

Paul McAlister

Position
Our Hot Shop contains:
  • 2 recuperated pot furnaces for blowing and casting
  • Glory-holes and lehrs
  • Automated glass press and centrifuge
  • 1 of Europe’s largest hot glass casting kilns at 2 m x 1m.
  • Many of the moulds used are created in our own resin-sand mould-making workshop.
Our cold processing room contains:
  • A full range of linishers, cutting and polishing lathes
  • Flat-bed grinders
  • Diamond glass drill
  • Lapidary saws
  • A diamond band saw
  • 4 vibra-lap machines
  • Pneumatic hand grinders and engravers
  • An industrial diamond milling machine
The kiln room contains:
  • 18 kilns, ranging in size from small scale jewellery to large scale casting and architectural kilns.
Other facilities:

A large plaster model and mould-making workshop to realise forms in plaster, wax and thermo-set rubber which then can be taken into refractory castable moulds for lost wax casting and glass slumping.

Glass Working Facilities

Glass Working Facilities

We have one of the largest, best equipped glass-making facilities in Europe, giving students the opportunity to experience a broad range of techniques to realisetheir creative aspirations.

Our Hot Shop contains:

  • 2 recuperated pot furnaces for blowing and casting
  • Glory-holes and lehrs
  • Automated glass press and centrifuge
  • 1 of Europe’s largest hot glass casting kilns at 2 m x 1m.
  • Many of the moulds used are created in our own resin-sand mould-making workshop.

Our cold processing room contains:

  • A full range of linishers, cutting and polishing lathes
  • Flat-bed grinders
  • Diamond glass drill
  • Lapidary saws
  • A diamond band saw
  • 4 vibra-lap machines
  • Pneumatic hand grinders and engravers
  • An industrial diamond milling machine

The kiln room contains:

  • 18 kilns, ranging in size from small scale jewellery to large scale casting and architectural kilns.

Other facilities:

A large plaster model and mould-making workshop to realise forms in plaster, wax and thermo-set rubber which then can be taken into refractory castable moulds for lost wax casting and glass slumping.

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