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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Fineline Studio Kerry Feldman Art Glass Abstract Modernist Face SHOT GLASS
Fineline Studio Kerry Feldman Art Glass Abstract Modernist Face SHOT GLASS
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Nice Murano Glass Italian Abstract Paperweight Lattice Ribbon Design
Nice Murano Glass Italian Abstract Paperweight Lattice Ribbon Design
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VTG 1989 FIREGLASS STUDIO ABSTRACT LEAVES ART GLASS PLATE
VTG 1989 FIREGLASS STUDIO ABSTRACT LEAVES ART GLASS PLATE
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Art Glass Cobalt Blue Abstract Art Deco Sculpture
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Vintage Hand Made Lead Crystal Blue Green Art Glass Bohemia Abstract Vase NICE
Vintage Hand Made Lead Crystal Blue Green Art Glass Bohemia Abstract Vase NICE
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ABSTRACT DREAM 10 x 24 Stained Glass Window Panel hangs both ways
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ABSTRACT MOOD 10x 23 1 2 Stained Glass Window Panel hangs both ways
ABSTRACT MOOD 10x 23 1 2 Stained Glass Window Panel hangs both ways
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Crystal Glass Bird In Flight Abstract Candy Dish Clear Heavy Art Studio Dove GD
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Chunky Amethyst Purple Mauve Solid Art Glass Abstract Oval Bowl Dish Murano
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Lot Of Four Art Glass Panes Fused Or Reverse Painted Abstract Design Decor
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1987 JAMES CLARKE VASE ABSTRACT RARE STUDIO ART GLASS SIGNED AND DATED
1987 JAMES CLARKE VASE ABSTRACT RARE STUDIO ART GLASS SIGNED AND DATED
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Large Hand Made Kurt RUNSTADLER Modern Art Glass  Metal Wire Sculpture Signed
Large Hand Made Kurt RUNSTADLER Modern Art Glass Metal Wire Sculpture Signed
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Glassware Art Glass Modern Abstract Speckled Tan Vase Hand Blown 10x5
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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Clearly Abstract Art for Glass by Kimberlee Lynch
Clearly Abstract Art for Glass by Kimberlee Lynch
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Caithness Glass Paperweight Abstract Sacred Circle Twilight Stone Henge Ltd Ed
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Vintage Abstract Clear Green Yellow Red Art Glass Vase Bowl Candy Dish Christ
Vintage Abstract Clear Green Yellow Red Art Glass Vase Bowl Candy Dish Christ
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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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VTG 13 Purple Swirl MURANO ART GLASS VASE Abstract Stretch Pulled Finger Design
VTG 13 Purple Swirl MURANO ART GLASS VASE Abstract Stretch Pulled Finger Design
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VINTAGE STUDIO ART GLASS 11 VASE CLEAR ABSTRACT WHITE OPALESCENT SWIRL EDGED
VINTAGE STUDIO ART GLASS 11 VASE CLEAR ABSTRACT WHITE OPALESCENT SWIRL EDGED
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Glass Eye Studio 1991 Green  Gold Abstract Art Glass Paperweight Vase Unusual
Glass Eye Studio 1991 Green Gold Abstract Art Glass Paperweight Vase Unusual
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Pair 2 of Marcaurel Champagne Flutes Abstract Geometric Stem Design 8 1 2
Pair 2 of Marcaurel Champagne Flutes Abstract Geometric Stem Design 8 1 2
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Abstract Stained Glass Transom Panel Window Suncatcher Divider
Abstract Stained Glass Transom Panel Window Suncatcher Divider
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Stained Glass Abstract Dove Suncatcher Round Turquoise Blue Artist Made Chain
Stained Glass Abstract Dove Suncatcher Round Turquoise Blue Artist Made Chain
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Beautiful Hand Blown Green Glass Abstract Basket
Beautiful Hand Blown Green Glass Abstract Basket
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Vintage Viking Mid Century Art Glass 6 Petal Pedestal Compote Husted Abstract
Vintage Viking Mid Century Art Glass 6 Petal Pedestal Compote Husted Abstract
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MURANO ABSTRACT ART GLASS RED WITH GOLD VEINES FLOWING RIBBON
MURANO ABSTRACT ART GLASS RED WITH GOLD VEINES FLOWING RIBBON
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LOVELY HAND MADE GEOMETRIC LAYERED GLASS MODERN ABSTRACT ROSE 25 PAPERWEIGHT
LOVELY HAND MADE GEOMETRIC LAYERED GLASS MODERN ABSTRACT ROSE 25 PAPERWEIGHT
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RARE Mid Century BULLICANTE Abstract ART GLASS Deco SCULPTURE Chartreuse Yellow
RARE Mid Century BULLICANTE Abstract ART GLASS Deco SCULPTURE Chartreuse Yellow
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Mid Century dish and bowl clear with pink gold abstract flower and leaf design
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Abstract Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT Artist Signed
Abstract Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT Artist Signed
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Abstract Crystal Elephant Figure Blown Glass Paperweight Controlled Bubbles
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4 Termocrisa Milkglass ABSTRACT Design 9 Plates
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Art Glass PAPERWEIGHT Abstract CONTROLLED BUBBLES
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HANDBLOWN GLASS ABSTRACT SCULPTOR MOUNTED ON BASE SIGNED LILLIE ATLANTA GA
HANDBLOWN GLASS ABSTRACT SCULPTOR MOUNTED ON BASE SIGNED LILLIE ATLANTA GA
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Large Glass Crystal Steuben Abstract Cat With Great Design Pattern Rare Piece
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