What subjects we will discuss in this video:
This tutorial begins by discussing precisely why we need to wear protective didymium glasses when we work on the glass torch, plus the necessity of wearing different safety glasses for different types of (soft/hard) glass. Joining glass ends together to make full rods and how to make them stable without the cracking. Oxidising and neutral flames. Quick ways to get rid of carbon stuck inside the torch. How to gather large amounts of glass quickly and why it works. Sensuous joins instead of lumpy ones. Tool use – shears (Carlo Donna) and glassblowers mashers (Jim Moore). Heat and therefore glass control. How to keep the outside of the glass cool whilst getting the inside super-hot ready for cutting. Making four legs from a single glass gather. Opening out legs and how to make a glass figure stand on four legs. Using a stamp with your initials. Adding cold murini’s to your work without the murini cracking _ making use of the transient heat in the elephant. When to keep the entire glass animal hot and when to leave certain areas to cool without going back to heat. Creating an elephant head and a sensuous trunk with nostrils. How to add a large amount of glass to a very small space. Plumping out elephant ears with tweezers and how to make sure chilled (tooled) glass doesn’t crack. Cooling tools for prolonged use and stretching worked glass to look more lifelike. Why batch annealing is necessary. Creating the elephant tail once the elephant is cold with your tweezers and a glass rod to stretch out the glass
Video length: 21 minutes
Video size: 790 MB
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