The Art - Fused Cylinders
Written by Hallmark Art Glass   
Tuesday, 25 September 2007

 

Mark has taken fused glass to the next level, bringing it to the glory hole where it can then be blown out by the glassblower.

 

It's a pretty cool process, beginning with creating a fused cylinder and matching "cookie" in the warm shop. The pieces are then reheated in a kiln at the hot shop and transferred to the blow pipe of the glassblower. It can then be taken to the glory hole and blown into a vessel of the blower's choosing.

 

Molds Ready to Fuse

 Fused Slab ready for mold 

 

Pickup off reheated cylinder

 Fused Cyinder & CookiesCylinder and cookie pickup

 

 

 

Papering    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blowing piece out

Cylinder with Cookie Reheated

 

 

 

 

 

 

Torching

Shaping the PieceReady to Anneal

 

 

 

 

 

 

A big "Thank You" to gaffer, Michael Boyd,

of FOCI Glass in Minneapolis, Minnesota!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 08 February 2011 )