Glassworks

The workshop is compact but fully comprehensive with good natural and artificial light (daylight bulbs).
Some areas of the workshop have a restrictive ceiling height.
Overall Workshop floor space: 8.5 x 6.5 meters.
Please Note
The gate glassworks is currently only available for cold processing hire to suitably qualified makers on a daily basis - please contact us for hire rates, terms & conditions and availability.
 
Hot Shop
 
     Making area 1                                    

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Furnace

Cerama 50L (natural gas) melting non-lead White Water premelted cullet. Pot holds around 120 kilos

Glass making Bench

Standard size with movable tool stand   

                          Glory hole                                                                                                                                               
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Glory Hole
MRJ Auto Ignition. Collar Diameters 10, 20 & 30cm
                                            
lehr
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Annealing Oven / Lehr 
Internal Chamber Size 70cm x 70cm 70cm
Internal shelving 3 tiers, two half shelves per tier. Half shelf 30 x 60cm
 
                                                                                                                                                                                         clour warmer kiln
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Colour Kiln
Rhode Top Loader with Bentrup TC Program;
Internal Chamber Height 23cm, Diameter 33cm
 
Other Equipment include various sized stainless steel Essence blowing irons, pontils and gathering irons.
Small metal Marver (dimensions 35cm x 60cm - height 80cm)
 
 
Finishing & Cold Shop Equipment
 
Sanblaster 
  

    
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sandblaster
Gyson Model Formula F2600 Blast Cabinet
Chamber dimensions h:770mm, w:1070mm, D:760mm
Model F41 Dust Collection Unit 120/150 aluminium oxide blast media.
 
cutting lathe
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cutting lathe sink & work benches
Batisti Double ended Torino Tipo T2. Standard 1"bore Mandrels.
Diamond Cutting Wheels 6” x 1 ½” Radius Wheels, 100, 360, 600.
Flexi-band Drum 15cm x 4cm with diamond bands:Green-60, Black-120, Red-200, Yellow-800 grit bands.

 
           poloshing lathe 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Polishing Lathe
Batisti Double ended Torino Tipo T2.
Cork Wheels & Pumice. Felt Wheel & Cerium Oxide.
 
Flat Bedsx2
Flat Bed Grinder 
Essemce Flat Mill SP- 5. 600mm Cast Iron Wheel. 80 & 120 Carburundum Grit. 
Diamond Grinder
Batisti Mini Plano machine with 250mm diameter plate.
Interchangeable magnetic diamond disks: Green-60, Black-120, Red-200, Yellow-800 grit.