Creating the Watkins Glen International NASCAR Sprint Cup Trophy

many people do not realize how much effort goes into making a one of a kind trophy like this. The folks at Corning should be proud.

This video tells the story of the making of the trophy for The Watkins Glen International 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race. Corning Museum glassmaker Eric Meek drew upon glassmaking traditions and fine craftsmanship to realize the modern, elegant form, which refrences both the raceway and the Finger Lakes region.

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Hand blown glass Cremation Orb.

Here is a strange concept, preserving one’s ashes inside a glass orb. Take a look and see how they do it.

A special way to preserve the memory of a loved one, incorporating cremation ash into the orb creates an artistic beauty, forged from fire, glass and ash.

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Christopher Ries Toledo OH Exhibit at Glass Art Society GAS Conference 2012

Here are some great art glass pieces at the Hawk Galleries Exhibit in Toldeo, Ohio.

Christopher Ries and Hawk Galleries Exhibit at Glass Art Society’s “50 Years of Studio Glass” Conference in Toledo OH June 14th – 16th, 2012

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Glass Blowing: How to Use Jacks and Pacioffis

Learn how to use jacks and pacioffis in this glass blowing video. Video transcript: Hi, my name’s Ed Donovan and I am here at DC GlassWorks. You can find us at dcglassworks.com. We are a public access glassblowing facility, we also do metal and metal casting and welding. We are primarily a teaching facility. We want to share with people the magic of glassblowing. It’s an amazing substance and today, I’m going to be talking to you about glassblowing. Uh, using the jacks in glassblowing is uh a difficult skill to learn. Uh remember glass is a liquid and it’s very, very hot and it should be pretty fluid when you’re using uh when you are working it. Uh, so the jack’s primary purpose is cutting in what we call the jack line which is essentially the, the constriction at the end of the pipe or the top of the bubble that you’re gonna use to separate the vessel from the blowpipe on to the punty. Uh, it’s also used for shaping the sidewalls uh the handling of the jacks is your uh open palm with your fingers wrapped around one handle with your, with your thumb on the other and your very, very gently squeezing into the glass as your rotating the pipe and the rotation of the pipe is critical. You never want to stop rotating the pipe if you do stop rotating the pipe or when you come to the end of the bench and you need to reverse your rotations you want to let up on the pressure of your jacks just a little bit so that you don’t create any kind of a flat line. Remember we’re working

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Rainbow Glass Pumpkin

This is a great demonstration on how to make glass pumpkins. The art of hand blown glass is truly amazing!

The Rainbow Glass Works in Dollywood specializes in customized glass creations. This demonstration gives you the opportunity to get a close up view of how the incredible Glass Blown Pumpkins are made. Master craftsmen blend brilliant fall colors to make these extraordinary hand-blown glass pumpkins. The centuries-old craft ensures that no two are alike! You can purchase a handcrafted glass pumpkin to celebrate this wonderful arts as well as the 2011 Harvest at bit.ly or while you are visiting Dollywood at the Rainbow Glass Works.

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How to Make Art Out of Stained Glass : Choose the Right Glass for a Stained-Glass Pattern

Here is some continuiung information on how to make stained glass art.

Texture, cleanliness, color and size are a few things to consider when choosing what glass you want to make your stained glass out of. Learn more about working with stained glass in this free video series. Expert: Amanda Claire Bio: Amanda Claire is a lifelong artist, currently living in Austin, Texas, who specializes in all realms of unique crafts. Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA

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Beautiful Cane Rod Bowl!!! Hand Blown step by step!

Watch this video to see how to make a bowl out of blown glass. Very interesting.

Beautiful Cane Bowl handmade by Richard Lowrie and crew. Filmed in October! Like this piece? Find more like it on my ebay store http:/stores.shop.ebay.com/Bandana-Glassworks__W0QQ_armrsZ1 —100% positive feed back power seller! Thanks for watching and reading, have a good one. Peace

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How to Make Art Out of Stained Glass : How to Clean Up Small Glass Pieces, Fibers & Shards

A nice demonstration on how to create stained glass art.

Fibers, shards and small glass pieces can easily be cleaned up with a broom and dustpan or other cleaning devices to ensure that no one gets injured by discarded glass. Learn more about working with stained glass in this free video series. Expert: Amanda Claire Bio: Amanda Claire is a lifelong artist, currently living in Austin, Texas, who specializes in all realms of unique crafts. Filmmaker: MAKE | MEDIA

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The Art of Glass – Hand Made Blown Glass Drinking Bird

The drinking bird is histerical. This is kind of like the steel balls that swing back and forth.

This is a new Breed high class bird appears from traditional champagne glasses. This beautiful hand made blown glass drinking birds appear in Czesch Republic and these come complete with a real glass. Very elegant and great as a gift. Beautiful hypnotic swaying motion. These “heat engine” craft is not a hip. They are more expensive than plastic birds. They come in 3 sizes (Small, Medium, Large) with 6 different colours (Red, Blue, Green, Orange, Purple and Yellow). In US, you can get these hand made birds from Lada’sfinds store in ebay. In Australia, I am thinking of selling these products nationally around in June as there may be some people who might be interested in this ornament. Just give me a buzz… 🙂

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Noel Hart Glass Artist ‘The Hot Factory’

Check out how this guy makes multi-colored artisan glass.

Renowned Glass Artist Noel Hart gives us an insight into his artistic practice by presenting his work process in the ‘Hot Factory’ for his current glass art series ‘Parrotism’.

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