Play list (all videos)

Individual Videos

Used In: Albarello

The video shows thin, white canes being made and cut to their required length. They are pre-heated on a ceramic place-holding plate and attached to the exterior of a solid, cylindrical mass of glass that is gradually inflated. Glassblowing is then used to make the vessel.

Austrian Boot-shaped Vessel
Used In: Boot

The video shows a large gather of glass added to the side of a long, cylindrical bubble of glass near its tip. This re-softens the vessel wall and the two elements are then inflated and elongated to create the middle and toe portions of the lowermost part of the boot.

Austrian Flameworked Scorpion
Used In: Scorpion
The video shows flameworking used to create the critter’s body and to add the pincers, legs, and antennae. The body is kept nearly soft throughout the process to avoid cracking.
Used In: Beaker

The video shows first the two types of required canes being made and arranged in a pattern on a ceramic plate. After the canes are fused together, a thick, cylindrical bubble of glass is rolled over the canes so that they become attached. After re-heating, glassblowing is used to make the beaker.

Dragon-Stem Goblet

The video shows the three parts of this goblet—foot, stem, and cup—being made and placed “on hold” in an oven. After the foot has been attached to a pontil, the other parts are added using small amounts of molten glass (‘glue bits’) to join them.

Ferdinand II Beaker

The video shows the making of the vessel body and a small blown-foot with a folded edge. At the end of the glassblowing processes, a fin-mold is used to transform the upper-half of the vessel and the rim from a round to hexagonal shape.

French Pulled Stem Wineglass

The video shows a cylindrical gather of glass on the end of a blowpipe being partly inflated. A constriction is then made near the tip of the glass and the stem is begun by pulling outward on the constriction with a tool. The glass is further inflated and elongated to form both the vessel and the stem. After a foot is added, the vessel is transferred to a pontil and the rim is finished.

French Wineglass
Used In: French wineglass

The video shows the bowl of the wineglass being blown after having been lowered into a dip (or optic) mold. Next, a small gather of glass, ribbed from having been pressed into the same mold is added to the end of the bowl thus re-softening the vessel wall. Air is forcefully blown into the blowpipe to inflate the newly-added glass. The stem is given its final shape, a foot is added, and the wineglass is completed.

Open Work Goblet
Used In: Openwork goblet

In the video, first the bowl or cup is blown of colorless glass. Next, a series of solid and hollow elements are stacked, interrupted by three straps that create an open-work structure. Tiny raspberry prunts are added, and then a blown-foot is attached. Finally, the rim is created while the vessel is held at its base with a pontil.

Red Dragon
Used In: Red dragon

The video shows the three parts—cup, dragon, and foot being made, then kept hot in an oven in readiness for assembly. The parts are joined using small amounts of glass freshly gathered from the furnace (‘glue bits’).