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glassblowing

[′glas‚blō·iŋ]
(engineering)
Shaping a mass of viscid glass by inflating it with air introduced through a tube.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The tools and techniques used by Sakhi have barely changed in generations, although instead of making glass from quartz, glassblowers now recycle bottles and broken windows, which are 'easier to find'.
The ancient craft is given a contemporary twist as the museum's resident glassblowers demonstrate how to create decorative pieces.
Once he got the glassblower on board, assuring him that there might be a chance for him to make a sustainable living from his work again, the next challenge was to create the glass in small enough pieces so that it could efficiently be transported to its destination.
Today, visitors to the restored mill (The Mill) can view the hydroelectric turbine, in addition to watching glassblowers and potters at work.
When the piece is finished, the glassblower removes it from the pipe to slowly cool.
Another glassblower is Josh Simpson, who received his bachelor's degree in arts from Hamilton College, New York, in 1973.
That exhibition highlighted the symbiotic relationship between designers and glassblowers who make works of art in glass.
Sarah Atwell's SNAKE IN THE GLASS (9780425230312, $6.99) provides a mystery revolving around glassblower Emmeline, who not only blows glass but investigates the murder of a stranger who has begged to use her kiln for an experimental gem treatment.
Glassblower and sculptor Kyle Boswell, along with his business partner, psychologist and art critic Jon Mourot, is bringing his artistic vision to Pulaski Heights.
THE GLASSBLOWER OF MURANO by Marino Fiorato (Beautiful Books, pounds 7.99) NORA Manin is recovering from an unhappy divorce.
When you're not being the FTC lawyer, or the hair-metal band freak, you're the wife of a glassblower and mother of two who likes to spend every vacation she can on the black-sand beaches of Dominica?Forget about keeping those lives neatly partitioned in Friends Next.We're inventing Friends Next every day.Losing friends in this new world is as fraught as making them.
In addition to Heath dinnerware and accessories, the company will also be featuring table linens from Los Angeles-based Dosa Designs and beverageware and giftware from Seattle-based glassblower Esque Designs.