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  • Working with Glass
    shape and the center was blown until the desired product was achieved Modern glass blowing is remarkably similar to this process Machines can be used to blow air into the glass but many artists say it does not give them the same control as blowing into the pole For this reason they prefer to make glass in the same manner as their ancestral craftsmen LATEST ARTICLES How To Mold Glass

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  • Working Glass into Art
    work with glass They are also given lessons in how to color glass for amazing effects Working with glass takes both vision and strength It also takes a judicious amount of caution because glass must be heated to work it The temperatures involved are extreme and hot glass has often been described as molten lava This is because it is the approximate temperature of lava that comes straight out of a volcano Combine the heat with its ability to be pulled and stretched and caution is the perfect word for how to proceed Strength is necessary because molten glass is thick and difficult to pull Shaping with molds is safer but crafting glass this way does not always yield the necessary shapes desired Glass is a beautiful material when formed but it can break One additional beauty of glass is that it can be recycled into a new glass mixture Once heated in the furnace it makes no difference if the mix contains recycled pieces This means that a glass object can outlive its usefulness without ending up in a landfill Glass may also be decorated in a different way Glass transfers added to a plain glass piece can turn

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  • Glass Art for Homes
    art that is contained in many homes They are combined with metal or wood to create a piece of art These pieces must also contain lights and electric wiring The wiring is often covered by the use of solid materials so it does not ruin the overall effect designed by the artist In past centuries glass chandeliers were often made of crystal glass Their beauty was solely in the light they provided The crystal reflected light in the same manner as diamonds This is due to the high rate of diffraction in crystal pieces Today s chandeliers are not always made from crystal Many are made of plain glass and do not always reflect a great deal of light in the manner of diamonds Other components are featured in these modern works Pieces of glass are still present but this is secondary One way to feature the glass pieces are to add color to them This can be accomplished in several different ways The pieces can be made with color in them they can be painted and they can also have glass decals added to them for color Each method will change the light value of these beautiful pieces There is much beauty to be seen in art pieces made of glass A chandelier crystal or plain glass is just one example that is part of many households Modernization of this artistic medium allows for new ways to display this type of art and enjoy it Both glassware and stemware are contributions to modern glass beauty These beautiful table pieces can be made as sets of crystal or plain glass They can be decorated with color or they can be cut to pick up and reflect more light Art made of glass has almost infinite shapes and styles Each piece

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  • Creative Glass Techniques
    it is taken out of the furnace Read More Working Glass into Art Glass is a beautiful medium for art objects It can be blown stretched or molded into many different shapes Read More Glass Art for Homes Glass art

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  • How To Mold Glass
    same size and shape Molds come in many different sizes and are used in both large and small projects Manufacturers who make glassware need their glasses to be of uniform size Using molds speeds up the process while ensuring forms do not vary from the original design Molds are also used by artists who wish to make a set of glass pieces with one or more parts that are identical

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