Studio Hire And Facilities

The studio facilities for hire during the day are equipped with basic tools and machines.

This is intended for those with some experience with glass who need an additional space to do their work, but do not require guidance. This space can be hired by individuals or groups, or an individual teacher for their classes. There is access to water nearby, and food and drink are available from the Factory Cafe, but neither should be consumed in the studio.

Hourly rate for the whole studio: £7.00

Daily rate for the whole studio: £36.00

Equipment hire

There is a variety of equipment that can be hired for use within the day studio or the Verrier studio.

Kiln

There are three kilns that can be hired.

The smaller electric kiln has a shelf of 50cm square and a maximum height of 32cm

The hire charge for individuals is £5.00 + VAT per firing including electricity.

The large electric kiln is 220cm by 103cm with a maximum height of 28cm. It has a sand bed for the firing surface.

The hire charge for individuals is £35.00 + VAT per firing including electricity.

The gas kiln is 60cm by 40cm with a height of 30cm. This is used most often for painting and for slumping. A paint firing can be achieved in approximately 2.5 hours; slump firings normally take about twice as long.

The hire charge for individuals is £5.00 + VAT per firing including electricity.

Prices for high temperature firings and those longer than 8 hours will be negotiated on the basis of the temperature and the length of the firing.

Inquiries are invited about commercial use.

Various thickness fibrepapers are available to purchase from the studio

Sandblasting

A pot blasting outfit is available for hire. 220 grit sand is provided. Other grits can be purchased from the studio. Basic operating instruction will be given, but it is assumed the user will be experienced in the use of sandblasters. The equipment and area must be cleaned at the end of the session.

The hire charge for individuals is £15 an hour + VAT

Linisher or Wet Belt Sander

This machine is available for hire to those experienced in its use.

Users should provide their own wet gear. Belts are available for purchase.

Those without experience must receive instruction at the rate of £20.00 per hour before use.

The hire charge for individuals is £5.83 per hour

Flat Bed Grinder

A flat bed grinder is available with the disks.

Basic instruction will be given on the controls and use of the machine. Any damage to the disks due to inappropriate use will be charged on the basis of the useable life.

The hire charge for individuals is £5.83 per hour

Lathe

A lathe with a 1” shaft is available. A few basic wheels are available, but users should provide their own.

Basic instruction will be provided.

The hire charge for individuals is £5.83 per hour