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What is coldworking?

Polishing fused glass in a coldworking studio space

Coldworking, as it sounds, is changing the shape or surface texture of glass using tools and processes that do not rely on heat. Coldworking methods include grinding, carving, engraving, polishing, sandblasting, and other techniques.

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Video lesson: Coldworking with the Wet Belt Sander
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