Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch is used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. These items include beads and small creatures such as turtles and fish.
For larger pieces, the work is done in a hotshop using a furnace as the primary heat source. Once the primary glass is heated, color can be added and air is blown through a long tube to increase the size. The molten glass is formed and shaped into various items such as tumblers, pumpkins and bowls.
Check out the videos below to see items being created at the hotshop.
The artist at work…
While many people look to purchase a set of matching tumblers, the beauty of hand-blown glass is that no two pieces are identical. Each tumbler is its own work of art! The size and shape and symmetry is meticulously crafted as shown in this video.
From the color to the shape to the size, each bird bath is a unique, one-of-a-kind creation. The individuality of each bird bath is what makes them special, allowing you to fall in love with just the right one for your garden.