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Hand BlownJar From Start To Finish demo by: Mark Black

Here's a slide show of Mark blowing a small jar. Below you'll find a detailed
step-by-step description of the process!

As you scroll down this page captions pertain to the image below.

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Welcome to Glass Paradise. Let's fire up the torch and have some fun!

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As you can seebelow, a largetorch allows me to work withTHICK Pyrex tubing.

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The processbegins by pulling a point.

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Pure silver bullion is melted onto a quartz rod.

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Thesilver is placed intoa 2000 degree flame...

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Silver oxides are fumed onto the surface of the tube.

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A borosilicate colored glass rod is melted in the flame.

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The color rod is carefully attached.
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The molten glass is spun around the tube.
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A clear glass rod is used to rake the pattern.

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The raked pattern in melted into the surface.

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The jar is gathered into a liquid bulb.

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It'smost difficultto keepthe piece centeredas the glass becomes fluid...

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At this point the heat radiating from the glassbecomes very INTENSE!

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Blowing out the jar gives it a symmetrical shape.

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The base is flattened by pushing down ona graphite pad.

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A claw is used to handle the glass while it's hot.

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Removing the glass point to open the vessel.
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Heating the lip so it becomes liquid again.
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Shapingthe lip with a carbon rod.
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The final inspection.
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Thanks for visiting Glass ParadiseWelcome back anytime!~Mark Black

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More demos coming soon...

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