Production techniques: layered glass and cast glass headstones.
Glasstone offers layered (aka stacked glass) and cast glass headstones and sculptural memorials. We guarantee that every Glasstone monument is professionally handcrafted to the highest quality standards!
Main differences in the production techniques:
Layered glass headstones exhibit a distinct interplay with light. They render a remarkable shine that is strongly related to the light source. For this reason, layered glass headstones will look their best when positioned in a place with plenty of sunlight. Most commonly used Clear Glass headstones carry a fresh, greenish tint. If a Selective Glass (for example Sails, Vitini, Wave) is used instead of the standard Clear Glass, the headstones will give off earthy hues of brown, deeper green, golden and violet colours. Lighter shades can be achieved using Crystal Clear Glass. The development of a glass gravestone includes such processes as 3D visualisation, 1:1 foam rubber model making, cutting, sanding, glueing and cleaning.
Headstones made in a horizontal stacked glass technique (for example Sirmais, Heartbeat, Angel) are significantly larger both in height and depth than those made in vertical stacked glass technique (for example Wave, Jazz, God. Nature. Work.).
Cast glass headstones are moulded into their forms by melting them in a kiln for at least one week. Although the shapes of cast glass headstones are more ascetic, they allow for a broader range of colour and treatment options as well as attainment of higher colour transparency. Cast glass gravestones (for example Ice) are classic and conservative, yet worthy of admiration.