It is an age-old technique that has been passed on through apprenticeship. Brilliant cutting creates designs on glass and mirror and is all done by hand. Because it is done by hand it has a superb finish.
These designs are achieved by cutting into the glass. Our in-house brilliant cutter will work with you to create the brilliant cut design that is perfect for you, from a simple border to an intricate pub window. Brilliant cutting is great for door panels, mirrors, restaurant and pub windows. Letters and numbers can also be brilliant cut.
Mix your brilliant cut design with a sandblast or acid finish to create a obscure background.
The possibilities are endless!
Hand bevelling is an age-old process which grinds away the edge of the glass to produce a chamfered or decorative finish.
This technique is used for glass and mirrors which fall into one of the following categories:
Too small for the machine to bevel.
For example, clock face, compact mirror, barometer.
Shapes. Machines are great but have their limitations and cannot do some shapes.
Hand Bevelling gives us the flexibility to cover a wider range of shapes.
Bevels do not have to be straight. There are different types of finishes, such as cross bevel, scallop bevel and rope bevel.
Brilliant cut & sandblast panel
Hand Bevelled mirror made to fit antique frame
Beautiful mirror made to order with brilliant cut & hand bevelled pieces of mirror