Any British hot-glass craftspeople here?

Any British hot-glass craftspeople here?

Post by The Crafty Ow » Wed, 01 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Are there any other British hot glass craftsmen/women on this list?
If so, would you tell me where you buy your glass and tools?

I'm getting my rod-glass from Plowden and Thompson, who I know are the
only makers of coloured rod for artwork in Britain (or so they tell me),
but I wonder if anyone is importing stuff from elsewhere to sell?

I'm getting my fusing glass from Decorative Glass Supplies and from Lead
and Light, but this is all 90 COE and I'd like to be able to get 100COE
sheet, which I can get from the USA but at high postage and import-tax
costs. Oh, I use ordinary stained glass too, but that's a bit 'pot-luck'
in the compatibility stakes.
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Any British hot-glass craftspeople here?

Post by The Crafty Ow » Fri, 03 Jul 1998 04:00:00



writes

Quote:
>As far as we know P & T are telling the truth about being the only UK maker.
>A getman company called Optul also supply such glass.  Email me and I can
>look out a fax no for you.

>Have you tried Hetleys (http://www.hetleys.co.uk) who import a lot of
>different manufacturers glass. If you know who makes the 100 COE glass it
>would help immensely.  Sue Plowman is the one to speak to. Elizabeth
>(Bournemouth Stained Glass)

Thank you, I will try there. The only ones I know doing the glass are
Moretti - to go with their canes - but I've only found it on sale in the
USA.
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