engraving in various forms has existed for centuries. Of all
the different techniques, wheel engraved brilliant cutting
by hand produces the most exquisite and visually striking
form of mirror and glass decoration, creating a depth of cut
that reflects and refracts light in a beautiful prismatic
to England in the mid 19th century, the process involves the
hand held movement of flat glass over various shaped and sized
engraving wheels held in a stationary lathe to create a cut
design. This is followed by smoothing of the cuts on a hardwood
disc with a pumice paste, and finally polishing on a cork
or felt wheel with a cerium paste.
of the brilliant cut work carried out in our studio is hand
crafted employing this technique - no automated machinery
can imitate the subtlety required in the complex designs we
are able to create.