Moulds were taken from a hand-sculptured design and cast in lead-crystal glass. Daedalian Glass Studios creates bespoke cast lead crystal designs as per our clients artistic requirements. Designs can be backed with silver or metal leaf.
- Casting is a process that involves molten glass being directed into a mould to solidify into a desired shape. At Daedalian Glass Studios, the majority of cast glass is created by melting the glass in a kiln and directing it into either a plaster mould or a sand mould. This process allows for extremely intricate designs to be created and reproduced on the surface of the glass.
- Cast glass is also sometimes referred to as kiln cast glass (kiln casting), plaster cast glass (plaster casting), or sand cast glass (sand casting).
- Etched glass is created by making small abrasions in the surface of glass. These abrasions can be made by various tools such as a sandblasting machine or a hand held flex drive – creating a frosted effect on the glass surface.
- These frosted panels can use the positive space (the frosted areas) or the negative space (the gaps between frosted areas) to form intricate patterns and designs – detailed pictures can even be reproduced through etching on the surface of glass.
- Etching processes utilised by Daedalian Glass Studios include sandblasting (sandblasted glass), engraving with a drill (engraved glass), glue chipping (glue chipped glass), and water jet scoring.
- Etched glass is also known as frosted glass.