Glass Blowing

Discussion in 'Art Appreciation' started by Dmitri, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. Dmitri

    Dmitri New Member

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    Does anyone here blow glass? I have a lampworking kit that I use to make glass beads and flowers and designs, etc...but the glass is too soft to make something large out of it. My Cousin whom I have only rarely been around blow with pyrex and can make all sorts of things, ranging from animals to pipes to small vases and just about anything glass.
     
  2. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    I played around with light glass blowing for about two years and never made anything bigger than a rose bud vase. I was using "block glass" from a local glass shop. It was fun until a piece exploded on me. Burned my hand, leg and foot. Havn't touched it since.
     

  3. Jammer

    Jammer New Member

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    I've always wanted to try it. My mom used to make the little glass animals and I liked to hear her talk about it.
    Love to watch someone who knows what they are doing with glass, like at Fenton Glass.