An Australian based resource for all those with an interest in glass, either in art or in architecture; be they hobbyist artist or informed collector, amateur or professional, student or teacher.
Site content is arranged into six groups, as follows:
Intro gives a brief insight into what glass is, traces its developments through the ages, looks at how it impacts on our life, outlines the various areas of commerce art and recreation where glass is worked and provides links to numerous internet sites of interest.
About glass looks at glass as a material, and on how it behaves when heated. Considers compatability devitrification and other matters, as well as types of float and rolled glass available.
Kilns & offers a detailed look at kilns & furnaces, at the fuels used to heat them, at the materials used to build and maintain them, and some guidance and advice on using what’s available to maintain upgrade or build your own.
Glass forming offers a range of articles dealing with common issues in Hot and Warm glass processes.
Cold working discusses the numerous processes of grinding polishing cutting drilling and sawing.
Making aids details the various materials which can be used to aid in shaping glass using heat, as well as access to the glossary and to resources such as Health and Safety.
If you have your own thoughts on a topic or disagree with me on a matter of content you can use the “Contact” function to tell me directly,
The powerful Search facility, accessible at the top right corner of the Home page, gives instant access to the full content of all areas of the site; including technical sections and Glossary.
The Gallery is intended to provide a showcase for talented artists. This not only to help them distribute their work but also to allow others to view and ask themselves the perennial questions; ‘I wonder how that was done’, or ’I wonder if I could do that’.
Access to all areas of the site is free.