Sunday, December 31, 2006

homegrown glasswork



My dad and I did some playing with glasswork this Christmas. We used his welding torch with a rosebud tip (multiple flame holes) and propane/oxygen flame. We used clear glass tubing and rod to which we added colored glass from rod and frit (ground up colored glass pieces of varying size). Our shapes were far from symmetrical but the process was pretty fun anyway. The glass turns to a honey like material when hot. Our flame wasnt hot enough to heat much more mass of glass so our projects were limited to small items like blown glass bulbs and icicle like items.




This is my dad's garage and our glasswork set up.

notice the mill and silvertop toyota engine in the background! Not pictured are the band saw, metal lathe and MIG welder. Ahhh tools...

A few more of our creations

4 comments:

AR said...

I love the icicle thingies. Very pretty!

sarah said...

nice torchwork! looking forward to seeing some glass shoes to go on that shoe rack!

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