Glass Blowing
A Technical Manual

Ed Burke

This 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.

144 pages, Hardcover, Full Color, 8" x 10", 2005
Order Number: CB2584..........$45.00

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