We offer a range of facilities and glass working equipment for artists, from purpose built Studio Spaces, a glass grinding and polishing workshop, a kilns workshop, a sandblaster and a project/gallery space, please scroll down to view.
1000 Degrees Studios are situated on the fringe of industrial Moorabbin within close proximity to glass suppliers, glass blowing workshops, hot rod mechanics, market gardens, the beach and wetlands. The workshop and your studio space is available 24 hours to resident artists and by appointment to occasional users. It features a project space/gallery, kiln workshop, a purpose built glass grinding & polishing workshop, wax & mould making area, sandblaster, kitchen and bathroom, roller door access & security system.
1000 Degrees Studios are purpose built spaces for artists and designers to realise their creative concepts. The workshop offers makers the rare opportunity to have their own studio space within a working glass studio environment, enabling artists to practice their arts’ businesses with direct access to studio equipment.
Although established as a glass studio we are not a glass specific workshop; the space and facilities offer possibilities across a number of mediums. Previous resident artists have worked in metals and jewellery, ceramics, painting and music. There are opportunities for artists working in ceramics and enamelling to use the kilns also.
There is a large communal space that can be used for hosting collectors’ tours, meetings with galleries and clients, photo shoots and packing for exhibitions. A gallery/project space offers room for trialing installs, installations and showcasing new works to visitors.
There are up to four resident artists based at 1000 Degrees at any one time, which along with occasional users of the space and equipment creates a vibrant and supportive creative collective.
If you are interested in the studio, please do not hesitate to contact us & come by for a chat.
Our largest (11.6sqm) and brightest studio D is available from July 2020, dont hesitate to get in touch if you would like to know more.
Our purpose built Grinding & Polishing Workshop offers artists access to professional glass equipment.
Studio users must complete a Safety Induction for each piece of machinery and a copy of a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance must be provided before using the studio.
Bookings are essential & it is expected that artists can work independently.......but just shout out if you need a hand.
We have Silicone Carbide Grit for sale. BYO Personal Protection Equipment, Linisher Belts & Cerium.
The Grinding & Polishing Workshop is available to artists by appointment at $25 p/h inc gst.
To have a chat about using the Workshop head to the Contact tab above.
Our Covington 18 inch Diamond Grinder is a professional grade 1HP variable speed-grinding unit with speeds from 200 to 1100RPM. The grinder has a reversible direction head and is wash down compatible for easy clean up. It features both dual line external Loc-Line water feed system and a center water feed through the spindle of the grinder. This allows addition of grinding domes and cones to the grinder with an optional thread adapter. The grinder has a removable stainless steel splash guard and removable brush style splash guards for grinding larger surfaces across the diamond plate.
Our Covington 4013 Freestanding lathe is a double sided horizontal lathe with a 36 inch long shaft that allows you use wheels from 4 inches upwards. The lathe has two adjustable tables for use with a drip pan and free access all around the shaft ends for working with pieces of virtually any size. The 1HP motor can be speed adjusted for various grinding methods including polishing. Use the Lathe for cutting & carving edges & curved or flat surfaces & polishing with a felt wheel. 1" shaft, bring your own profiles or use ours in 80 Grit Diamond & 400 Grit Diamond. Profiles include Doughnut, Flat, V Wheel plus a felt wheel for use with Cerium Oxide.
An upright lathe used for grinding & polishing edges & curved surfaces. Use with your own Silicon Carbide & Cork belts @ 101.6mm w x 2,692mm l.
An upright drill press used with a water chuck and Habit Shank diamond drill bits. Used to drill holes in flat sided glass objects. We have a wide size range of drill bits available for use.
The 16" Cork and Felt Glass Polisher is designed for coldworking glass to a high polish. The cork wheel combined with mildly abrasive pumice will pre-polish the work piece. The felt wheel combined with cerium oxide will bring the piece up to a high polish. The arbor can be quickly disassembled (4 bolts) for pulley change or bearing inspection. Unit comes with one 16" x 3" cork wheel and one 16" x 3" felt wheel. Wheels turn at 280rpm to minimize polish powder loss, while a rim speed of 1,173SFM creates the friction necessary for a brilliant finish.
Inland band saw with a diamond blade for cutting small thicknesses of sheet glass into organic shapes.
For cutting thicker glass, the saw has a 350mm Continuous Rim Diamond Blade a cutting depth of 120mm & cutting length 800mm.
Variable speed hand held engraver for use with diamond burrs and water on all glass surfaces. Used to sign, decorate, carve or coldwork glass.
Our Kiln Workshop offers artists the opportunity to fire glass & other materials in a variety of kilns. We can achieve many processes from Fusing & Slumping of Glass, Lost Wax Casting of Glass, Open Mould Casting of Glass, Ceramics & Enamelling of Metal. Artists have access to Kiln Wash, Kiln Shelves, Kiln Props, Studio Archive of Firing Cycles & an extensive range of ceramic & metal Slumping Moulds. Studio users must complete a Safety Induction for each piece of equipment and a copy of a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance must be provided before using the studio. Bookings are essential & it is expected that artists can work independently.......but just shout out if you need a hand.
The Kilns are available to artists in 24 hour blocks by appointment.
Kiln #4 Small K4A Tetlow Front Loading Kiln at $22 p/day inc gst.
Kiln #3 Medium sized K6 Tetlow Front Loading Kiln at $44 p/day inc gst.
Kiln #2 Large Top Loading GE & GE Kiln at $88 p/day inc gst.
Kiln #1 Large Front Loading Tetlow Kiln at $88 p/day inc gst.
A Large front Loading Custom Built Tetlow Kiln. The kiln is brick lined with elements in walls, door & floor. It is programmable via an 8 stage Harco Controller. Internal dimensions 450mm l x 450mm w x 750mm h. Shelves available @ 440mm x 440mm
A Large Top Loading Kiln made in Melbourne by Gerry Klep. The kiln has a brick base & is fibre lined with elements in the roof. It is programmable by a Pixys ATR620 controller. Internal dimensions 600mm d x 1100mm. Shelves available 2 @ 510mm x 510mm.
A medium sized K6 Tetlow Front Loading Kiln. The kiln is brick lined with elements in the walls & the door. It is programmable via an 8 stage Harco Controller. Internal dimensions 450mm l x 450mm w x 450mm h. Shelves available 440mm x 440mm.
A small K4A Tetlow Front Loading Kiln. The kiln is brick lined with elements in the walls, but not the door. Internal dimensions 300mm l x 300mm w x 300mm h Shelves available @ 280mm x 280mm.
Used with Aluminum Oxide & compressed air our Glass Scribe Sandblaster gives a soft frosted finish to glass and is available to artists by the hour. Studio users must complete a Safety Induction for each piece of equipment and a copy of a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance must be provided before using the studio.
The Sandblaster is available to artists by appointment at $25 p/h inc gst. BYO P2 Respirator.
The studio offers artists a space for working with wax & making moulds for casting in glass & other materials. We have wax for sale, hot plates, silicone moulds, pots, jugs, pans & everything that you need to create forms in wax. For Mould Making we offer Plaster, Silica, Grog & Fiber Glass for sale. The space has a dust extractor, gloves, buckets, scrapers, boards, vaseline, sprues & everything that you need to create beautiful moulds for casting.
Studio users must complete a Safety Induction for each piece of equipment and a copy of a current certificate of Public Liability Insurance must be provided before using the studio.
The space is available to artists at $15 p/h inc gst.
BYO P2 Respirator.
A gallery/project space offers room for exhibitions, trialing installs, installations and showcasing new works to visitors.