Coldworked glass
customized awards
Ingo and Julie Doetsch
Raven Glass Studio


coldworked vases
coldworked candle lanterns

Coldworking includes all the processes involved in the edging and polishing of glass bits, whatever the finished product might be. I have included a page devoted to coldworking because we seem to spend a good deal of time, in our studio, engaged in one such process or another. The first step in having a finished edge to a piece is to grind the edge on a succession of diamond laps. If the piece is to be kilnworked, often the heat is sufficient to achieve a final "fire" polish. If not, the edge, or facet, can be brought to a high polish with cerium oxide and a felt lap or wheel.