Cutting

Cutting glass is similar to engraving glass, but there are some significant differences. The patterns are different and the equipment used also. For cutting, iron wheels are used instead of copper ones, and the use of grindstones and diamond cutters are common. Cut glass is by far more commercially sold than engraved glass, since it can easily be produced on a large scale and its geometric shapes and patterns are appealing to a wide audience. Cut glass has long been a major contributor to the profits of both Orrefors and Kosta Boda as well as other swedish glass manufacturers. 

Examples of cut glass or where cut glass techniques have been applied include the popular Carina drinking glass series  by Ingeborg Lundin or the Thousand Windows bowls by Simon Gate (both for Orrefors). Mona Morales-Schildt also used cut glass techniques in her famous Ventana Series (for Kosta Boda).  

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