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Glass 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 effect.

Introduced 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.

All 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.

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