book captures the excitement of blowing glass and explains with practical
detail the secrets of the glass blower's art. It includes advice on
the tools and workspace required, as well as instruction on designing
and building a furnace, annealing oven and glassmaker's bench. It
introduces basic techniques such as gathering glass from the furnace,
shaping glass, blowing a bubble and using the pucellas.
It explains how
to make tumblers, bowls, vases, wine glasses and jugs, with advice
on how to deal with common problems. It covers the different forms
of colour, how to use solid, chips and powder, as well as basic and
advanced techniques. It is lavishly illustrated with more than 200
photographs and line drawings of step-by-step- processes and finished
examples of studio glass.