The Studio Flow
Creating objects with hot glass is a dance. The choreography and timing of our work has been perfected over years of practice and repetition. Teamwork is also a critical part of our flow, working in unison as a team of three.
Gathering Molten Glass
Glass is formed at 2100° Fahrenheit in a furance. Once it is gathered on the end of a steel pipe, the glass must be kept hot so that it can be manipulated.
Heat, gravity, and inflation are the primary tools we use to shape our glass.
A bit of glass on a solid rod is attached to the bottom of the cup before it is broken away from the original hollow blowpipe leaving an opening.
The rough edge of the lip is trimmed away leaving it thinner and more even.
The final shaping of the lip using metal tools and a wooden paddle to finish the lip.