Sunday, 11 March 2018


The big aperture drop for the Willow Tea Rooms has been good experience for smaller projects.

I am in the process of helping to create an oval sink with a specific height, and dimensions at the top.  Rather than creating a custom mould, it was decided to do a free drop to the desired height with a flat bottom to the sink.

View from above of the slumped blank
An aperture in the desired shape was cut from a 25mm thick board and suspended on bricks at the correct height.  

The set up for the glass

It was set to fire and the person came in the evening to check on progress and advanced to the cooling when the desired amount of glass had touched down to the shelf.

Sink from the end
The flat excess glass was cut away with a tile saw. and then the polishing began.

trimmed and roughed edge

There is quite a bit more grinding to be done to get to the polish stage and then there will be the drilling of the drain for the plumbing fittings.  Only a few weeks until completion.

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