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Found in the archive under 'Links':

Alfonsos Breakaway Glass Inc. Breakaway glass & ceramics (CA, USA)
Bloody Stuff Effects, Breakaway, Blood Effects, Weapons (UK)
Breakaway Effects Ltd Breakaway glass & ceramics (London, UK)
Breakaway FX Sugar glass & ceramics - very high quality (UK)

Found in the 'Glossary of Technical Theatre Terms':

BISCUIT POTTERY / BISQUE POTTERY
Eathernware product that has been fired once but not yet glazed. It can easily be painted / decorated and can be used for plate / cup smashing scenes on stage as it breaks more easily / gently than a fully glazed product. However, breakaway cups or plates made from wax are the only really safe solution, as even biscuitware can have sharp edges.
For a long-running show, or for a more controllable effect, consider using a glazed plate / cup and pre-smashing it, then using filler or glue to 'fix' it so it holds together. It will break far more easily, so minimum effort will be required.
Any breakaway or pre-smashed item will need a sound effect 'smash' to make it fully believable.
Ensure that use of any ceramics / crockery on stage is fully risk-assessed.

BREAKAWAY
Prop or item of furniture designed to break/shatter with impact. Breakaway furniture and some props are usually capable of restoration to be 'broken' again.
See also BISCUIT POTTERY and SUGAR GLASS.
Breakaway Links at Theatrecrafts.com

SUGAR GLASS
Transparent glass-like product which has been formed into either panes or bottles / glasses. Sugar Glass is made from sugar, water and glucose or corn syrup, and is heated until it forms a mouldable material which goes hard on cooling. 
It breaks in a safer way than real glass, and is far less dangerous to those nearby. 

 

 

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