Textured, Patterned, Cast & Coloured Glass
Toucan Forged Glass designs and manufactures a wide range of creative glass products for architectural, interior applications (including textured glass, patterned glass, cast glass, coloured glass,painted glass and etched glass sheets).
Kiln Formed Glass & Slumped Glass
Utilizing a variety of production techniques, principally kiln formed glass or slumped glass, and the application of vitreous enamels which are fired onto the glass, the company offers both standard and customised glass to suit all interior and exterior uses.
The Process of imparting texture and patterns into sheets of glass involves intense heat to soften the glass sufficiently for it to melt over and into specially prepared moulds. The heat is provided by kilns specifically designed to suit the glass forming process.
The moulds can be a variety of materials (refractories) selected for their particular characteristics. The resultant glass reflects the artistic input at the design and moulding stage, and the subsequent treatments that might be used. These include colour applications, obscuring treatments, etching, shape-cutting and edgework, adhered embellishments and metalware.
Forged textured sheet glass is used in foyers and entryways, frameless doors, shower screens and vanities, windows, balustrades, tabletops, shelves and furniture, its unique properties also make it ideal for signage.