Art and Design students were treated to a presentation delivered by a practising architect, Arne de Ceapog. They heard how he too had started out as college and progressed from there through the channels to his current role as an architect for a world leading international glass making company, Guardian Glass. The company is present on 5 continents with its head office based in Luxembourg and delivers glass to over 160 countries.
The presentation showed how glass was made from natural and abundant raw materials; sand, soda ash and limestone, and melted at extreme temperatures before being cooled to form rigid panes of glass.
Students were impressed to hear of the detailed process that goes into the making of glass and the different types with thicker glass having a green finish tint due to its width. The glass produced by the company had been used in the iconic architectural project that resulted in the tallest building in the world, Burj Khalifa, in Dubai.
The presentation and talk served to widen students’ insight into the wide range of careers that Art and Design can lead to and how to follow those pathways.
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