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2007-12-18 Rev. 2008-08-23, -09-08, 2009-01-26, -06-27, 2010-03-28
Esque shop in
Portland discussion of making & philosophy
Glassblower.info website with images and videos
In recent years the Internet has made available an extensive collection of videos available with a high speed connection. When viewing videos on YouTube, also look at the choices offered down the right edge as Related.
This very nice video is posted on Glass Axis site http://glassaxis.org/media/codynicelyvid.htm making a large red salmon (also on YouTube) Not shown in the video are most of the reheats. There are over 32 minutes of video with jumps and the glass could not be preserved with just torch heat. As noted on CraftWeb, the fine class color swirling off the piece when he dusts it in Part I should be sucked into a hood as elements in glass color are toxic, including arsenic and cadmium as well as lead. 2009-06-27
Links to several videos from Lambert and Fremont showing cylinder glass being blown have been added to my Old Time Glass page
The Tacoma Museum of Glass offers live web cam http://www.museumofglass.org/live-glassmaking/watch-the-hot-shop-live/ of their Hot Shop when open Wed-Sun and specials of certain people, Lino Tagliapietra being expected in February 2009. They have posted over two dozen videos on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=museumofglass&view=videos The video comes from fixed cameras that can be zoomed and recorded video that fills gaps. The images and narration are those visitors see on the large screens in the studio. There is no camera on the narrator so items she refers to and small demonstrations - making a small one-gather horse - done close to the audience are not scene. The cameras are well placed to show close ups on work at the bench and gloryhole and an overall shot. At one point the narrator said she taught classes at Pratt and was clearly
knowledgeable, not just working
Remarkable Palestinian glassblower using short pipe and about 6 marver spots
to make a vase, posted June 27, 2008
Detailed view of making a rollup style http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NExm3lhNaYk&feature=related
Here are some suggestions courtesy of Paul Thompson 2006-12-28 or look at YouTube search results
"I don't know if you can link directly to You-Tube, but they now have some pretty good videos. Here's some of the once I've seen recently."
East Falls Glass
Dawson Kellog (4 parts)
The Great Goblet toss
Music video style, but good.
At CMOG are some pages describing the creation of Josh Simpson's 100 lb
Megaplanet "paperweight". It required 16 attempts. The final one spent 2 months
in the annealing oven.
From Hot Glass Bits 2006
How to make goblets and how not to get them off the pipe http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-S4eBLg6sU
Working with Lino Tagliapietra
Great balls of fire
Glass bottle cutting
Glass bottle making
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs_mSFIAS-w Anchor glass captions 3 bottles at a time - very fast
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHxpW60x_KI&NR=1 longer version of same operation, official Anchor glass. Limited captions, factory sounds, enough time to talk about operations but no narration
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=feKiUXIJAjs&NR=1&feature=fvwp big overseas factory with inappropriate rock music, no captions or narration. 2 bottles at a time, slower.
PPG Float glass factory process, superb content and
narration, video a bit blurry.
|Making a mold blown glass violin, including playing it. Video also shows modern high speed coffee pot making. At one point they are filling the violin mold with glass, but rather than casting, they are heating the metal mold to reduce chill marks. The video is linked from the home site of the company http://www.javys.com/hario/newproduct/violin.htm# and will come up in a small window or this link to the video will open the same image in your standard browser window http://www.javys.com/hario/video/violin_production_popup.htm 2008-09-08|
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