Hot Shop

Hotshop facilities include:

  • One electric furnace melting upto 180 kgs of Studio 111 glass (compatible with kuglar and gaffer)
  • Two glory holes: One medium (170 mm, 250 mm, 330mm doors). One large (250 mm, 370 mm, 480 mm, doors)
  • Two annealing ovens (600 mm x 800 mm x 1200 mm)
  • One garage
  • One colour oven
  • One pick up kiln
  • Compressed air
  • Two oxy propane torches
  • Two propane torches
  • Two benches
  • Four marvers

Range of tools, blocks, pipes, puntis and optics


We charge £190.00 per day for hire of the hot shop, this includes:

  • Furnace and 10 kgs of glass (additional glass is charged at £3.50 per kilo)
  • Annealing oven for 28 hour cycle (work put in at the end of the day needs to be out by the following mid-day (extra hours are charged at £3.00 per hour)
  • Medium glory hole (330mm 250mm and 170mm doors). Use of the big glory hole is an additional £4.00 per hour
  • Pipe warmer
  • Gas torch
  • Pick-up oven
  • Compressed air
  • Use of bench (two available), tools and associated equipment.

Days run Monday to Friday, from 9am – 5pm, with access to the hot shop from 8am to give time to prepare, heat equipment and programme kilns etc.

If you want to use the hot shop without the furnace, charges are:

£45.00 per day studio rental (includes use of one bench, tools, pipes, puntis etc.)
£35.00 per day for an annealing oven on a 28 hour annealing cycle (£3.00 per hour extra will be charged for every hour over the 28 hours)
£8.00   per hour standard glory hole
£12.00 per hour big glory hole
£2.00   per hour propane torch
£4.00   per hour oxy-propane torch
£3.00   per hour garage
£4.00   per working day for pipe warmer
£5.00   per day colour box
£7.00   per day pick-up box

All prices are exclusive of VAT which must be added at 20%