This unique design was created for the bar-front of the Beaufort Bar at the Savoy Hotel, London. Daedalian Glass Studios creates bespoke cast lead crystal designs as per our clients artistic requirements. Designs can also 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.