Casting is a process that involves molten glass being directed into a mould where it solidifies into a desired shape. At Daedalian Glass Studios, the majority of cast glass is creating by melting the glass in a kiln and directing it into a plaster mould. This process allows for extremely intricate designs to be created and reproduced on the surface of the glass.
The final stage of this process is to fettle the glass item. This is where any irregularities or unwanted excess glass is removed through cutting, grinding, shaving, or sanding.
Cast glass horseshoe crab