Tag Archive: molten

Apr 22



This bowl is called “suckbowl”  not because of its quality but because of how it’s made. David demonstrated it, and I knew I had to try it out.  You start by applying color around a bubble, then blow the bubble into as big a sphere as you can manage.  Getting it nice and hot, you …

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Apr 22

Blueline Cup


I made this blue because one of my goals in this class was to create a birthday present for a good friend of mine, and he said he likes the color blue.  To make this, I rolled the bubble in frit, and after it was melted it in, I blew it into an optics mold. …

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Apr 01

Clear Flower


I’d been having trouble remembering how to make nice flowers, and Josh stopped by and gave me a demo. He makes some really spectacular flowers, in multiple colors, and if you want one, I think he has some for sale at the Mesa Art Center museum. He suggested snipping the disc of hot glass into …

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Mar 25

Mutant Flower


Sometimes we make simple flowers in hot shop when class isn’ t yet over, but there isn’t enough time to make a vessel. You get a small gather, heat some frit into it, press it into a disk, then get it nice and hot and molten.  Sitting at the bench, you use the tweezers to …

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