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Creating a Glass Vase

Posted by
Elaine Hancock (Olney, United States) on 17 October 2019 in Art & Design.

The glass blowing was an interesting process. To make a single item took at least three people. Each person had a specific job. Molten glass is picked up on the blowpipe from the furnace and handed over to the glass blower. The glass blower creates a bubble and expands it into the size that is required for the object they are creating. It is then handed over to the lampworker who refines the piece to make it into a specific object. On the day that I was there they were making glass pumpkins and vases.

"There are moments when time stands still. You hope it will wait for you."
Dorothea Lange

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Martine Girard from Brest, France

Joli résultat avec de belles couleurs.

17 Oct 2019 5:20am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

An excellent image of the process. I still find glass blowing a rather magical process.

17 Oct 2019 5:32am

Nazzareno from Rome, Italy

The charm and mystery of glass processing. I like it

17 Oct 2019 5:56am

jpla from St Barthélémy, France

Un artiste en plein travail

17 Oct 2019 6:48am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Must be a hard work.

17 Oct 2019 7:19am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France

belle prise

17 Oct 2019 7:34am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Je suis admirative devant leur talent.
Bonne journée Elaine

17 Oct 2019 7:46am

yoshimiparis from France

very beautiful image of this man who works the glass, it's extremely hard work

17 Oct 2019 7:49am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle prise de cet homme au travail!

17 Oct 2019 7:57am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

another excellent documentary portrait. Are all the workers members of the 'Pony Tail Club' :)

17 Oct 2019 9:23am

@grouser: They all had long hair and then 2 older guys had their heads shaved. It was quite interesting!

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Really good working docu!

17 Oct 2019 9:35am

Shaun from Massachusetts, United States

A superb capture of this very skilled man working with glass. It must have been great for you to visit this factory because of your interest in glass work. 5*

17 Oct 2019 10:47am

Rose from United States

I find it fascinating...just love to watch them and have basically only seen on TV. ZI think in real life I would have a hard time walking away.

17 Oct 2019 10:48am

@Rose: There is a glass blowing craftsman that lives close to me. They give lessons. I like to go over there once in a while and watch them. It is such an interesting art.

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

A great documentary shot showcasing his technique!! I love the "pop" of colors throughout.

17 Oct 2019 11:48am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful image of the artist and the delicate work !

17 Oct 2019 12:11pm

JPA from France

superbe image!! amts

17 Oct 2019 12:22pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I can only imagine the heat involved in working with glass like that. It seems that would be very easy get burns.

17 Oct 2019 12:24pm

@Don: I agree. The viewing area was totally open to the outside and you could feel the heat.

Rick from Toronto, Canada

A fantastic doc shot with rich colours.

17 Oct 2019 1:00pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

e rouge ce noir quel verre et l'artisan au travail excellent
Belle soirée

17 Oct 2019 3:10pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image and explanation Elaine ! Wonderful colours here !!!

17 Oct 2019 4:00pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

A nice photo of this man at work, fine colors as well.

17 Oct 2019 7:07pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
A M A Z I N G !

17 Oct 2019 8:10pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

very nice documentary photo, but for an art shot, I think you chose a slightly too long shutter allowing just a bit of motion blur. Probably most noticeable on his face/hair/goggles

17 Oct 2019 11:42pm

@Harry: I was really disappointed about how my pictures turned out at the glass factory. They craftsmen were constantly in motion. I tend to not think things through and just want to catch the action. When I got home and saw the pictures on the computer is when I actually figured out what I didn't do. This tends to happen to me a lot. I need to slow down and think before shooting.

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

such a artisan

19 Oct 2019 12:01am