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KIln formed glass parts precut for custom hand beveling folowed by the images of assembled leaded glass domekiln formed glass elements pre-cut for custom bevelingwater jet cut glass for custom beveling large leaded glass dome
custom bevelled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
custom bevelled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
Delicate colors of custom beveled glass elements for a large leaded glass dome
leaded glass dome with delicate elusive colors of custom bevelled glass
leaded glass dome with elusive colours of custom bevelled glass and crystal jewels
leaded glass dome with delicate colours of custom bevelled glass
large leaded glass dome with delicate elusive colours of custom bevelled glass


 
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The lost art of hand bevelled glass taken to the new level . Part 1

Custom bevelled colored glass to expose a sole of glass
Colored hand bevelled glass for the dome
Bright and shiny ... colored beveled glass acanthus border and crystal pale jewels are great accent highlights for a large domed skylight.  One of the most amazing elements used in this leaded glass skylight is  custom made hand beveled colored glass. Each piece of beveled glass has a color stretching of delicate elusive colors of neon (lilac), pink, straw and pale blue to expose a sole of glass: transparency, brightness, color, texture.

precut pieces of glass for custom beveling
precut pieces of glass for custom hand beveling
Custom hand bevelled glass preparation
 

The team behind  worked really hard. First, glass was formed in our large computer controlled kiln in a few stages, all elements were programmed for CNC machine and water jet cut in our studio in Mississauga.

Glass water jet programming for custom bevelingGlass water jet cut for custom beveling
After cutting, it was sent to Europe, detained by Ukrainian customs due to uncertain artistic value of content. That caused a few months delay in our production schedule. After explaining customs officers about glass beveling process it was released reaching the beveling studio in Ukraine. Absolutely stunning, fantastic, complex, technically difficult and crazy beveling work done by talented Yuriy Sergeev

Custom bevelled glass for the leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome
Custom hand bevelled glass for the large leaded glass dome


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

Recently we had a chance to use our water jet machine to help Lucy and Libor from Cascade Hand Cut Crystal to cut a starphire 12 mm glass. It is still a lot of polishing and cold work is to be done. Here is a process in our studio!

water jet cut starphire 12 mm glass trophy

 

water jet glass cutting process
 


water jet cutting starphire 12 mm glass trophy
 

I just want to thank Libor for a beautiful custom beveled glass peace that he fabricated for our leaded glass dome presentation in Minneapolis. We fused pale lilac, blue and yellow glasses. Then the kiln formed slab was cut with our water jet machine. Libor turned it into beautiful custom made beveled glass peace! Please notice what a great difference cold worked glass makes!

water jet cut custom beveled 12 mm glass trophy


 
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Recently I was searching for some images on my computer and found a project that we copmleted a wile ago. It was crated and sent to our client in Vancouver, BC. I do not have images after installation but here are some studio shots of glass panels. Explosion of color and texture. Kiln formed glass elements, Lamberts mouth blown clear Reamy glass, leaded and copper foiled glasskilnformed, bevelled and leaded glass contemporary glass panel

kilnformed and fused glass, bevelled and leaded glass contemporary glass panel

kilnformed and fused glass, bevelled glass and leaded glass contemporary glass panel

kilnformed and fused glass, bevelled glass and leaded glass contemporary glass panel

fused glass, bevelled glass and leaded glass contemporary glass panel


fused glass, bevelled glass and leaded glass contemporary glass panel

 


 
Posted By Victoria Balva

Well... staff happens, it's life. I wanted to form in my large kiln clear glass wall divider panel with pale yellow rock accents fused into clear base with gold leaf interlayer. Glass layout looks good before firing. It will take 3 days to form the glass

glass layout before firing in a kiln

It looks great after firing! Notice how nicely pale yellow rocks transmitted clear ice-cold base - great effect! I love it!

kiln formed glass large architectural  panels

Well.. It was late, the guys were extremely tired and they did brake the  panel while removing it from the table. The good thing is nobody's hurt. The lesson learned: have a rest when tired - this may save few days of work. 

kiln formed glass large architectural  panel failure


 


 
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