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What's new at Creative Glass Guild? There's always something exciting going on. From bringing in guest lecturers to expanding our glass ranges - you can read all about it here. You may even find some creative hints and tips from our team!
Category: Tips & How to guides
10 tips for setting up your new glass kiln - guide to troubleshooting
Posted: 8th January 2018 by Creative Glass GuildIt is very exciting receiving your glass fusing kiln and getting ready to fire it for the first time, here are some useful tips to help you get the most from it!
Glass Meets World - Study 2
Posted: 10th July 2014 by Creative Glass GuildGlass Meets World – Study 2 with Catherine DunstanFrom a hobby to a small business, how some of our customers took their love of glass and turned it into a trade.
How to cement and waterproof stained glass windows
Posted: 18th February 2013 by Creative Glass GuildHow to cement (waterproof) a stained glass windowCementing is the application of an oily putty like mixture to the lead came strips that join the glass in a leaded window. After soldering the panel, cement is brushed between the lead and the glass to secure it, make the panel watertight and as it dries, make it stronger and more rigid.We recommend applying the cement with a...... Read more
British Railways Semaphore Signals
Posted: 29th January 2013 by Creative Glass GuildWe recently helped a gentleman named Colin Chandler source some glass to repair a set of train signals, originally built in the 1950s, that he has been working on. Its a pleasure for us to be able to help on a specific search, such as this one, and its always great to hear the stories of where our glass ends up. You can see more pictures of Colin's completed train signals i...... Read more
How to glue bails onto glass jewellery and succeed!
Posted: 5th November 2012 by Creative Glass GuildGlueing is often a frustrating business. There are many variable which can affect the glue and therefore the out come. Here are our top 10 tips for glueing glass to glass and bails to glass, be it fused or not.