Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Etching designs

The garden space will be partly paved using Enviroglass Slabs, which everyone seemed to like. Enviroglass are a local company mainly producing concrete slabs in which recycled glass is the main ingredient.
The CS Team visited the Enviroglass Workshop during their research outings and were given a really interesting tour of the production line.
The slabs can look great when the glass is revealed and allowed to sparkle, which is achieved by burning off the top surface of the slab with acid. I returned to Enviroglass armed with some stencilling materials and assisted by Chris, who manages the workshop,  played explored ways we could transfer designs onto the slabs, through  the etching process. 
Our intention is to transfer a selection of designs and texts produced during the workshops, onto the slabs in the garden space.  

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