Saturday, October 3, 2009

Blown Glass Float

I took a glass blowing lesson, and made this glass float. I started off with a lump of clear glass, and I rolled it in a pile of yellow, orange and red shards of glass. I then heated all of this, and rolled it out to mix and swirl the colors. I then slowly blew out the glass while rotating it to keep it round. Glass floats were originally used by fishermen to tie to their nets to keep them afloat in the sea.

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