Facilities

The studios at the Glass Furnace are designed and equipped according to the requirements of each course.

Hotshop

  • 1 furnace, 150 kg, clear glass, natural gas (for education)
  • 1 furnace, 350 kg, clear glass, natural gas (for education and production)
  • 1 furnace, 90 kg, color glass, natural gas (for production)
  • 1 gloryhole, (ø)50 cm. (d)100 cm, natural gas
  • 1 gloryhole, (ø)35 cm. (d)65 cm, natural gas
  • 2 single gloryhole, (ø)35 cm. (d)40 cm, natural gas
  • 1 double gloryhole, (ø)45 cm. (d)90 cm, natural gas
  • 1 garage, (w)80 cm (d)42 cm (h)49 cm inner dimensions
  • 1 pipe warmer, (w)47 cm (d)30 cm (h)10 cm inner dimensions
  • 1 pick-up kiln to preheat glass pieces, (w)50 cm (d)50 cm (h)50 cm inner dimensions. Max. 1100°C
  • 1 frontloading color kiln (w)36 cm (d)40 cm (h)36 cm
  • 1 frontloading annealing kiln, (w)150 cm (d)75 cm (h)81 cm (electric)
  • 1 frontloading annealing kiln, with 4 doors measuring from up to down 3×44,5 cm and 1×35 cm, (w)90cm (d)130 cm (h)170 cm inner dimensions (for production and education)
  • 1 frontloading annealing kiln, with 3 door sections from left to right, measuring from up to; 1st section 3×57 cm, 2nd section 5×34 cm, 3rd section 4×43 cm, (w)280 cm (d)160 cm (h)160 cm inner dimensions (for production and education )
  • 1 spray painting cabin, (ø)40 cm (d)85 cm inner dimensions
  • 7 working benches
  • 2 hand torches (LPG)

Necessary wood blocks, paddles, metal and wood forks, punties, pipes and jacks etc.

Coldwork

  • 1 diamond cutting machine
  • 1 horizontal grinding machine
  • 2 diamond wheel lathe
  • 1 belt grinding machine
  • 1 polishing wheel
  • 1 drill
  • 1 engraving tools
  • 1 waterfed air tool
  • 1 UV lamp
  • 1 sandblasting booth

Student Coldwork

  • 1 diamond wheel lathe
  • 1 belt grinding machine
  • 1 horizontal grinding machine
  • 1 UV lamp

Fusing and Kilncasting

  • 1 fusing kiln, (w)33 cm (d)33 cm (h)12 cm inner dimensions. Max. 850°C
  • 2 fusing kiln, (w)50 cm (d)50 cm (h)24 cm inner dimensions. Max. 850°C
  • 1 fusing kiln, (w)100 cm (d)50 cm (h)30 cm inner dimensions. Max. 850°C
  • 1 fusing kiln, (w)200 cm (d)100 cm (h)40 cm inner dimensions. Max. 850°C
  • 1 fusing kiln car, (w)200 cm (d)100 cm (h)30 cm inner dimensions. Max. 850°C
  • 1 annealing / casting kiln, (w)60  (d)60  (h)60 cm inner dimensions. Max. 1200°C
  • 1 annealing / casting kiln, (w)40 (d)100 (h)60 cm inner dimensions. Max. 1200ºC

Beadmaking and Lampworking

  • 3 LPG+air bohemian style torches
  • 1 LPG torches
  • 15 natural gas +O2 torches ( 14 Nortel Minor + 1 Nortel Mid Range )
  • 6 Arnold Zenit 114/1 PSL lampworking torches
  • 1 polishing machine
  • 1 beadmaking kiln, (w) 40 cm (d) 30 cm (h) 15 cm. Max. 650 °C
  • 1 beadmaking kiln, (w) 30 cm (d) 25 cm (h) 15 cm. Max. 650 °C
  • 1 enamel kiln, (w) 19 cm (d) 27 cm (h) 11.5 cm. Max. 850 °C

Ceramic

  • 1 frontloading ceramic kiln, (w)80 x (d)80 x (h)110 cm. Max. 1200°C
  • 2 pottery wheels
  • Necessary tables, turntables etc.
  • Raku kiln
  • Ceramic glaze will (with 4 ceramic jars)

About

The Glass Furnace was first designed as a glass studio but has quickly become one of the world’s leading glass schools and this is the outcome of a long and intensive work. Since the day it was founded, The Glass Furnce has been hosting world renowned artists, teaching various glass techniques to Turkish students and students from all over the world, through different duration workshops.

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