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The Glass Department boasts a broad range of specialist glass-making and processing facilities, supported by a comprehensive array of general workshops. 

Facilities include:

  • Glass kilns for fusing, slumping, casting, enamelling and painting
  • Acid bay - hydrofluoric acid for polishing and etching
  • Plaster room for mould-making and prototyping
  • Wax working
  • Gelflex / rubber moulding facilities
  • Screen-printing facilities - dedicated workshop for screen-printing on glass
  • Sand-blasting - two dedicated sandblasters for glass (one pot-blaster)
  • Cold-working facilities - a range of cold-working facilities including lathes, linishers/edge finishers, hand-grinders, diamond flat-bed grinders, hand engravers, diamond saws and glass drills.
  • Glass cutting room
  • Leading room
  • Glass painting room
  • Glass studios

Other workshop facilities include:

  • Metal, wood-working and general workshop facilities
  • Resin room
  • Ceramic studios / glazing room
  • Waterjet cutting machine
  • Laser cutting machines
  • Suite of 3D printers (low-tech to specialist high-tech machines to print a variety of materials)
  • CNC milling machines