New Hot Shop & Cold Shop – Are You In?

New Hot & Cold Glass Studio - Exciting times and BIG decisions!!

We have a number of decisions to make regarding the new glass studio and would like to reach out to as many experienced glass artists as possible.
 
To reiterate… We are setting up a brand new self-contained studio close to Beaconsfield in Buckinghamshire, on a lovely quiet farm 5 minutes from Junction 2 on the M40. It is newly built, clean, dry and beautifully lit.
 
It will feature full hot glass blowing, and casting, also later fusing facilities. It has a comprehensive kit list for cold working.
 
Hot Shop
Brand new Essemce 138kg electric furnace
The very latest Essemce Hexadoor gas Glory Hole
Two brand new large programmable Kilncare Lehrs
Large new Kilncare programmable pickup IKON kiln
Custom made new benches
New pipe warmer
New pipe cooler
1000 litre LPG (liquid propane gas) tank
Oxygen generators
Oxy/propane torches
Propane torches
 
Cold Shop
Spatzier Lathe with suite of cutting and polishing wheels
New 450mm flatbed with suite of magnetic diamond and polishing discs
36 inch Rociprolap
Husqvarna Diamond Saw
5 foot vertical linisher
Bead blast cabinet
Huge compressor
 
This is a £100k investment made by myself and partner.
 
However we cannot run this on our own. The purpose of this project as to attract one or two senior glass artists to share this amazing facility.
 
Not to share the cost of the investment but to share the studio, running costs and also to help me to become a better glass blower.
 
Running costs will be as economical as possible due to the modern state of the art equipment we have in place. All overheads will be transparent and shared in the most efficient way possible.
 
A studio such as this can never work with one person. The plan has always been to attract one or two quality people to make it their base and work with me on a regular basis. Then allow experienced glass blowers to come in on a daily rental basis to fit in around the resident artists.
 
As far as we are aware there will not be a more modern studio in the country and this is a great opportunity for the right people.
 
This is certainly not about making money and it will not be for students or offering experience days, but a serious studio for great people.
 
We are making design and equipment decisions right now and would like to hear from people who are looking to have more control of their glass making.

If you think this opportunity is for you please contact me as soon as possible (even if you have already) on email alison@AlisonVincentGlass.co.uk
Or WhatsApp message +447958423081
Or Instagram message
@AlisonVincentGlass

Author:Alison

Post date:01-04-2022

Region:South East England

Category:Job Opportunities

Website url:https://www.alisonvincentglass.co.uk/

Contact Alison Vincent

Email:alison@AlisonVincentGlass.co.uk

From Date:01-04-2022

To Date:19-04-2022