Below is the huge "Annealer" (a cooling chamber used
to control the cooling process to avoid checking* 'cracking'). This slowly brings the heat of the glass down and is
set at about 930 degrees. It can take 18 to 22 hours for complete cooling. This is a very important step to prevent
the final piece from cracking or even exploding.
A view inside the annealer with a few vessels that
are cooled and ready to be taken out.
The annealer below is also used for cooling and has
the capacity for large pieces.
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Gallery section now if you like.