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Glass Techniques

At Smoko Glassworks I bring together glass art by two techniques.

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COLD  GLASS

This is the process of putting together cut pieces of glass with lead, copper foil, glues, etc; any method that does not require the glass to be melted in a kiln. The end result is a leadlight or stained glass window. It also includes sandblasting, etching, grinding and polishing.

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WARM  GLASS

Also known as kiln formed glass, warm glass is the process of arranging glass pieces in a kiln and fired to a high temperature so they become one piece of glass. That piece of glass can then be melted over a mould to form things like plates, bowls, lamps, etc.