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beard-cup, blow mould somethin, something something 
23rd-Oct-2008 10:44 pm
 start with one lump of colour.

 gather, pop a bubble.

  wait. flash. back to the bench - gate yourself in.

 take the colour drop.


push the colour down the bubble.  have a chat. no. heat.

  marver the rest of the colour. flash

 blow the bubble up. control shape and mount of glass. flash

  jackline. flash.

 shape. blow. heat a lot.

  make heroic pose on bench. plunge into mould. blow hard and hold.get out quickly.

 flash deep.

  'puntie'. flash. return.

heat rim. flash deep.  

  return to bench - gate self in

tweeze rim thin. heat rim. flash deep. 

  jack and flip end. establish jackline.

 tap end off. flash

  open with jacks. paddle rim. flash
 put away. discuss . 
24th-Oct-2008 05:40 am (UTC) - Re: Ok, now just stop that.
Awww...you went to all that trouble for ME? Hahaha...I know you didn't, but I do love the pics. Great way to capture the different steps, or some of them at least. A lot of work at the computer after a lot of harder work at the furnace. Well, you are appreciated!

I can't afford to take glass blowing classes...and, frankly, have been met with some condescension when I've asked around about who to take classes from. I've been told that, without doing an intensive internship under someone recognized, I'd never be taken seriously as a glassblower...not to mention the fact that I'm a smallish girl. *rolls eyes*

I personally find that to be a bunch of bullshit, but since I can't afford to prove them wrong right now, it'll have to wait! ;) I LOVE to do my lampwork and while I don't LOVE fusing, it does help pay the bills. :)

So, here's me anxiously awaiting more pics! Love to watch your experiments with the outdoor mud kilns, too. That's so cool...errr, hot...you know what I mean. ;0)

24th-Oct-2008 05:46 am (UTC) - Re: Ok, now just stop that.
well stay tuned there's plenty of that coming up in the next month...

(and i like to refer to them as 'wood fired furnaces' ;)
24th-Oct-2008 06:01 am (UTC) - Re: Ok, now just stop that.
Hahaha...yeah, that does sound a lot better than "outdoor mud kilns"! Sorry. Meant no disrespect! :)
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