Czechzican: That was seriously all kinds of awesome.I'd love to learn how to do that.
Slives: Curious - was there a point in burning the piece of paper at the end? Was it just to show how hot it still was or did that last little burst of heat help maybe take some of the stress out of the glass and made the sculpture more durable?
Slives: Curious - was there a point in burning the piece of paper at the end? Was it just to show how hot it still was ...
EvilEgg: Slives: I think he was just showing how hot it still was. Glass has to cool slowly, or you get all kinds of crazy stresses. Check out Prince Rupert's drop.
Radak: Ah yes, the horse. I'm convinced they teach that in glassblowing 101. Not that it isn't cool, but that exact horse seems to be made in every touristy glass blowing demonstration ever. I have to wonder how many of those are made and then immediately melted back down every day.
EvilEgg: I would think He should get them in the annealing oven before they crack. But I am going to guess he knows what he is doing.
TheHoodedClaw: Czechzican: That was seriously all kinds of awesome.I'd love to learn how to do that.Probably took him decades to get that good. Great find, subby
alizeran: Technically lamp working, not glass blowing (tips fedora).I learned some of this from an old chinese dude I worked with at an art glass shop who would make all sorts of critters. He got his start blowing lightbulbs as a child factory worker in China. He would make small animals for tourists, it was amazing to watch. I never got much better than penguins though.
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