Glass Abstract

Method of Making Blown Glass Art: Free-Blowing

There are currently numerous exquisite glass art pieces ranging from glass pipes, abstract figures or those resembling animals and plants. Glass art is currently one of the choices homeowners feature because of their unique beauty. Glass art pieces created today go beyond mere ornaments, as glass blowers become more creative and adventuresome.

How exactly is glass art done? There are two widely used techniques in glass blowing: mold-blowing and free-blowing. The more intriguing technique is free-blowing, and we’ll explore why.

Free-Blowing Method

This particular method allows glass artists to create a wide range of items, everything from cups to windows. Artists utilize short blowpipes made from clay for this method. At the same time, the clay may be used for several projects to avoid the need to purchase a different blowpipe each time.

Molten glass is gathered on one end of a blowpipe. The artist then introduces short puffs of air through the pipe which form a bubble of glass ready for molding. Tools are usually used in order to work the glass into the artist’s desired form while continuous heating ensures the material remains malleable. Once the desired form is achieved and additional elements have been introduced, then the glass would be readied for cracking or separation from the blowpipe. This is done by breaking the bottom of the blow pipe and releasing the newly formed glass. At this point, the top is not yet molded because it wasn’t readily accessible through the previous position. Further reheating is done to work the top to achieve the desired look. Handles and decorations on the surface of the glass are the last item added to the product.

With free-blowing, artists can make a variety of products including glass pipes, cups, bubbler pipes, bowls, water pipes, vases and window glass. Items made using this technique are usually well-crafted and durable because of the time and attention given to each piece.

Why buy glass art?

Glass art started hundreds of years ago with individuals opting to create functional items from the material. However, current trends have expanded the medium to produce items that look wonderful on top of the living room table. Glass art varies so widely that it makes it very easy to find a piece to suit one’s personal style. At the same time, glass reflects light and is therefore an excellent decorative item, especially when it is created with varying colors.

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MODERN BLENKO GLASS ABSTRACT CANDLE HOLDER ORIGINAL STICKER
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Beautiful Contemporary Abstract Glass Paperweight Signed Eric Krantz
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HUGE DALE TIFFANY BLOWN ABSTRACT ART GLASS VASE 13 RED WHITE BLACK LABEL
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VINTAGE GREEN ABSTRACT ART GLASS FREEFORM BOWL OR CANDY DISH
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Caithness Glass Paperweight Abstract Sacred Circle Twilight Stone Henge Ltd Ed
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X RARE Huge Murano Sommerso Italian Art Glass Abstract Face Vase Mario Badioli
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Murano Sommerso Italian Art Glass Abstract Dancing Lovers Sculpture Superb
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Vintage Aaron Slater Studio Art Glass 3 Paperweight Abstract Waves Design
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Vintage Abstract Freeform Glass Sculpture 55 Unsigned Brutalist
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Rare 1976 Paul Seide Milropa Studio Art Glass Abstract Sea Reef Paperweight
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Robert Eickholt Thick Glass Heart Shaped Abstract Paperweight
Robert Eickholt Thick Glass Heart Shaped Abstract Paperweight
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SIGNED EDWIN WALTER ART GLASS BOWL MIDCENTURY MODERN ABSTRACT FREE FORM DESIGN
SIGNED EDWIN WALTER ART GLASS BOWL MIDCENTURY MODERN ABSTRACT FREE FORM DESIGN
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Michael Jaross Art Glass Bulbous Ball Vase Art Nouveau Abstract PNW Seattle 1981
Michael Jaross Art Glass Bulbous Ball Vase Art Nouveau Abstract PNW Seattle 1981
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Pair 2 of Marcaurel Champagne Flutes Abstract Geometric Stem Design 8 1 2
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Glassware Art Glass Modern Abstract Speckled Tan Vase Hand Blown 10x5
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Glassware Art Glass Modern Abstract Speckled Tan Vase Hand Blown 10x5
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Mid Century Modernism Abstract Fused Slumped Studio Art Glass Paperweight LOOK
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Beautiful Hand Blown Green Glass Abstract Basket
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Murano Abstract Red Orange Gold Candy Dish Ash Tray star shape
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Abstract Modernist Karl Palda Bohemian Gleaming Crystal Decanter Vintage MOD
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Federal Glass FEG2 Gray Iridescent Abstract Rim Sugar Bowl Heat Proof
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MURANO ABSTRACT ART GLASS RED WITH GOLD VEINES FLOWING RIBBON
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Rare Set of 8 DOROTHY THORPE Etched Greek Key Abstract Plates 8 Vintage
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Jasmine Art Glass Rectangular Abstract Color Fused Glass Vase Black Metal Stand
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Large Deep Red Glass Vase looks Black With Abstract Gold Pattern
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Vintage Israel HEBRON Art FROSTED Glass dripping swirl Paint 5 VASE Abstract
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Abstract Nirvana ocean wall decorStained Glass Panel depicting land and sea
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Classic Style Clear Glass Bowl w Abstract Pattern Ribbed Sides 6 3 4 Diameter
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Mid Century Retro 14 Abstract Murano Black Clear Art Glass Abstract Figurine
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VIntage 1990 James R Wilbat Hand Made Paperweight Art Glass Abstract Design NR
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Stained Glass Suncatcher STAR QUILT Abstract Stain Glass Sun Catcher Quilt
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Vintage Elephant Clear Glass Bubbles paperweight Abstract Action International
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VTG COLLECTIBLE SIGNED ABSTRACT ART BOWL STICK FIGURE GIRL STICK FIGURE COW
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