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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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As cooler weather is ideal for glassblowing, October through early March are the primary operating months.
Robyn said: "Glassblowing is a traditional skill but as technology advances I find that I'm asked to make different things.
They were trained in the art of lampworking - the glassblowing technique using a gas burner - and worked as glassblowers fabricating complex chemical apparatus for use in laboratories.
"They were trained in the art of lampworking - the glassblowing technique using a gas burner -- and worked as glassblowers fabricating complex chemical apparatus for use in laboratories.
The concepts that rise from the exploration of course themes will be realized with hot and cold glass in areas such as glassblowing, hot-glass sculpting, sand and kiln-casting, fusing, neon, painting, flame working, printmaking, mixed media sculpture, engraving, 3D modeling, printing and electronics
During Ramadan, he says hundreds of people show up every night to see him at work at a designated place where he demonstrates glassblowing. At the bigger scale, the traditional major tools used by a glassblower are the blowpipe, punty, bench, marver, blocks, jacks, paddles, tweezers, paper, and a variety of shears.
Peter Layton is an English glass artist who started one of the first hot-glass studios in Europe, and today London Glassblowing is the premier studio where Peter and other fine art glass artists create their work.
"We can design and print components with variable thicknesses and complex inner features -- unlike glassblowing, where the inner features reflect the outer shape," study author Neri Oxman, an associate professor at the MIT Media Lab, explained in a recent news release.
Bay has been fascinated by glassblowing since he was about 12, when he would watch a glassblower work in his booth near other souvenir stores in the Ports O'Call marketplace in San Pedro.
For the non-artistic feeling the urge to create, there will be workshops and taster sessions in glassblowing, enamel work and stone portrait carving.
The large planned makerspace -- complete with artist studios, apartments and possibly an auto shop, woodshop, glassblowing space and more -- would be open to all to use for a fee under the name the WorcShop, pronounced "workshop.''
Based in the southern town of Sarafand, the Khalife family was going months at stretch with no work to uphold the country's 2000-year-old glassblowing tradition.