Kiln formed- Kiln formed glass is formed by heating glass to a temperature where it is hot enough to become a liquid, the glass then forms into a mould and is then cooled to slowly to room temperature where it returns to it’s solid state. A diverse range of standard or bespoke temperatures can be created. Kiln formed glass can be tailor made to clients requirements. A whole range of processes can then be added to the glass. I.e. drilled, polished, toughened, curved on plan, back painted, sandblasted, laminated to produce even more stunning effects.
Sandblasted- sandblasting is a matt translucent finish produced by spraying sand at a high velocity over the surface of the glass. The depth and degree of the translucency of the finish can vary with the force and grade of sand used and can produce stunning effects.
Acid etching- Acid etched glass has a distinctive, uniformly smooth and satin like appearance. Subtle effects can be produced by etching lines, semi tones and a number of textures.
Back painted glass- applied paint finishes to one surface of the glass in transparent, translucent or opaque finishes in standard or bespoke colours, to any glass type.
Laminated- Glass can be laminated for a whole variety of reasons; as well as for safety, security, acoustic and structural advantages there are a wealth of decorative possibilities. These include opaque, translucent or transparent colours, fabrics, papers, wood veneer interlayers.
Fused glass- is produced by heating up 2 or more different glasses to high enough temperatures to allow the glass to become liquids and to allow the glass to “fuse” together when cooled to room temperature and back to its solid state. These can produce incredible effects for commissioned artwork in glass or to produce extra thick glass.
UV bonding- glass to glass joints with no mechanical fixings.
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