Glassworks Services suppliers to glass makers since 1987

  Tel : 01709 770801

Co Reg No 2152409

   Fax : 01709 770803

enquiries@glassworksservices.co.uk  Glassworks Services Limited, Unit 8 Broomhouse Lane Industrial Estate, Edlington, Doncaster DN12 1EQ

Delivery charges and VAT will be added on to all orders. Prices on this website and in all downloads are net of VAT. Prices are subject to change without notice.

For large quantities of raw materials - sodium sulphate, selenium, cobalt oxide, iron silicate, anthracite, copper oxide, rare earths or for Poco Graphite’s hot glass handling products such as take out tong inserts please ring to speak to us.

Container Glassmakers

All prices on this website and in all downloads are net of VAT.  Delivery charges and VAT need to be added on to all orders at the appropriate rate.

Delivery Charges are listed on the Ordering Page.

Delivery Charges & VAT

Product Ranges for Glass Studios :-

Product Ordering

You can order over the phone, by fax, email or pigeon post but, unless you have a credit account - such as a college - you will  either need to speak to someone to make payment by card or make a bank transfer. There is a 2.5% charge for Business Cards or Credit Cards but not for personal UK debit cards.


This website should have the most recent prices in each product’s section laid out by table so that you can easily see the information to complete a purchase order. For some of the items you can press a link to get more information and pictures  If you do email a list of items to us we would then contact you about stock availability , delivery charges and payment.

Kugler Colors
Polishing
Polishing Products
Jim Moore Tools
Jim Moore Tools
Raw Materials
Raw Materials
Base Glass Nuggets
Glass Nuggets
Safety, Other Items
Safety / Other Studio Items

Delivery Charges see Ordering Page

Delivery Charges Polish Tools Kugler

Powders in various grit sizes include :

Also for lapidiary :


Wheels in various sizes :


Also, various hand pads

We stock the most popular of Jim’s  blowing tools : Jacks, Tweezers, Puffer, Parchoffi, Paddles, and Straight, Duckbill and Diamond Shears.


We order from Jim and Liz Moore in Washington State about once every three weeks so we can get any of their other products in for you : crimps, wonderblocks, goblet jacks,fin moulds, ring tools, graphite parchoffi, tagliol, copa’s etc.


These are not the cheapest tools - but they “feel right in your hand and you feel right about owning them. Tools that do exactly what you want, every time you pick them up”  

Stocked in Doncaster are approx 100 of the Kugler’s 160+  blowing / casing colours in the 3 cm thick rods, powders and most of the seven grit sizes.


Kugler Colors have been made by the Friedrich family since 1985, and at their environmentally friendly factory in Neugablonz since 1995.


We order weekly from Kugler so if there is a colour or size that you need, that we do not have, it should only be a week or so - or choose from one of the many other colours.


We do not usually stock K3, K4 and K5 so there may be additional delivery charges for those.

Nuggets Safety etc Material

Our main glass nuggets for blowing is called White Water Glass and is specifically designed to work with Kugler and Gaffer coloured blowing glasses (not suitable for Reichenbach as they usually have a lot lower COE. WWGN comes in 25 kg bags and we are told by several customers that it has very good and forgiving working properties for hand glass working, similar to using 24% lead crystal cullet.


We have some Philips non-lead batch clear glass pellets in stock, and various green glass pellets in stock going very very cheap - please ask.


We may have some clearance stock of lead and no lead batch for non-important melting at extremely low prices.

You can usually get from our stock in Doncaster :-


Safety Wear such as :


 Other Items include :


We stock most of the material that someone would need to melt non-lead glass such as crystal grade sand, limestone, soda ash, potassium nitrate, antimony trioxide, barium carbonate, borax, zinc oxide etc i n 25 kg bags.


Also, the colourants such as cobalt, copper, manganese oxides and carbonates; iron oxides; chromium oxide, tin oxide, titanium based materials etc etc.


We stock two plasters and a wide range of silica, quartz, molochite, firebrick, corderite based grogs.


Through our sister company www.ctmpotterssupplies.co.uk we can get access to many more raw materials.

Quality Management

Glassworks Services was certified to ISO9000 in 1996 and is audited each year to ensure cost effective quality  continuous improvement, and to monitor that the needs of all stakeholders are met.

Annealing Chart

From a number of sources we have put together an Annealing Chart and general advice regarding glass thickness and the impact on annealing times of opaque glass

Glossary

We have put together some information regarding redox and the melting of glass based on 60+ years of helping people with their container glass melting

Melting Advice.

We have put together some information regarding redox and the melting of glass based on 60+ years of helping people with their container glass melting

Coloured Glass/Oxides

A brief description of what colours are created by different metal oxides and carbonates and how their interaction with other materials can give different results.