About Glass Production
The ancient craftsmen who created it jealously guarded the secrets of glass making.
To this day, it still fascinates – combining strength with clarity, fragility with permanence, it is an “everyday” material which can be transformed into stunning works of art.
To produce glass, silica (derived from sand, flint, or quartz) is melted with lime, potash and soda in a furnace, then poured and floated on a bed of molten tin. This mass slowly solidifies over the molten tin as it undergoes a controlled cooling process in an annealing oven. Compounds mixed with the silica can impart any characteristic or colour required for function as well as appearance.
Controlled variations in temperature and cooling rate further affect physical properties such as hardness.
Jade glass, which we use, is very hard, clear glass finished to a high polish. It's name comes from the jade green tint apparent when the glass is viewed from the side. This colour comes from the iron ore content in the silica used to produce the glass.View Products
Producing a Clear Reflections Light of Remembrance takes many steps and is touched by many hands along the way, from your order, to shipping, the final stage.
Your order form is received by our order input department where it is given a purchase order number and sent in to our graphics department where a proof is produced and sent to the person who placed the order for approval. Once approved, our production process begins.
The photos below will take you through the major steps in our production process.