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Glasshouse at Penicui  (Jack McDonald blowing tumblers)

Servitor pre-shaping an angular knop stem, before finishing the profile in stem-dies.

(Johnny Marr)

 

Gathering. The experimental pots being used at this time had a double mouth.

(James MacNaughton gathering)

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Servitor forming wineglass foot with pearwood boards. (Rab Langa)

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A finished wineglass. (Johnny Marr)

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Tumbler Moulding. (Jack McDonald)

Shortly before this picture was taken,a man with a bucket full of water went past.

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Derek Walls making Rosebowls - Continental working.

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Blowing a Rosebowl.

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Blowing Rosebowl, note overblow.

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Potmaking Department - Gathering Rings, stoppers and collars drying on floor.

 Double mouth pots and gathering rings

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Potmaking Dept. John Lawrie, Head of Glass Design Edinburgh College of Art and Potmaker Andrew MacAuley

 

 

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Cutting Shop (Willie Munro, centre, and George McIntosh, right)

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Cutting the fine diamonds on a Thistle Vase (Willie Daly?)

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Marking out guidelines for the cutters, using a red lead paint

(Margaret Urquhart)

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Marking Out

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Acid Polishing. The glassware is dipped in a solution of Hydrofluoric and Sulphuric Acids

(Willie Gall)

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Giving the finished glasses a guid dicht wi' a cloot.

(Andrew Scott - centre)

 

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Edinburgh Crystal Glass Co Ltd - Penicuik 1975

Copyright Alastair MacIntosh 2010