There is so much info on this particular
craft that I would be here all day. Going
try to hit the highlights and if you are
interested check with Google.
Glassblowing is a glass forming technique,
involving inflating molten glass into a
bubble by using a blowpipe.
As you might expect a glassblower is one
who blows glass.
Some suggest that the Phoenicians
invented glassblowing techniques on the
Syro-Palestinian Coast around 23-27 AD.
More is suggested that shipwrecked Phoe-
nicians accidently discovered glass making.
Glassblowing temps go from
Starting at 2400 F
then 2000 F
then 1600-1900 F
moving on to 1350 F
ending with the cooling stage
at 700-900 F
Items used in glassblowing:
blowpipe--after preheating the glass is
gathered on this.
punty rod--glass is held on this for shaping
bench--for the glassblower
marver--the glass is rolled on this.
blocks--ladel-like tools used to shape the
jacks--these form the glasses shape.
paddles--helps to create the flat spots on
tweezers--used for picking details.
newspaper pads--hand-held shapers.
variety of shears--used for cutting.
Lots going on in the world of a glassblowers.
H is up on MONDAY--no Sunday post.
See you then.
~Keep on Dreaming~