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Sam Stark Art Glass Studio Visit


Sam describes glassblowers as "the bullfighters of the art world. Each day is a contest
between man and fire."



Furnace runs 24 hours a day at 2000 degrees.

The heat shield keeps the studio at a comfortable working temperature.

Glass is reheated in the Glory Hole and the blowing pipes are kept warm


Working the glass and color application
 

Color can be applied in several ways: glass powders, pulled cane and frit or small chunks of colored glass.


Colored line application: thin lines of color are threaded on entire glass shape; usually part of a series of color application techniques to achieve layered depth.

 


We welcome you to the studio by appointment.
 

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