In October I took a pretty cool class at D&L called Glaskolbens. A Glaskolben is a tube of glass that you put frit in and then heat it and then blow into Christmas ornaments – basically round shapes!  We used a tank and it’s a little like flameworking just less intense.

It was a lot of fun but mine where definitely not as round as Meredith’s.

Since I was busy but luckily D&L took pictures.
I was watching Meredith pretty closely!
Meredith’s Glaskolben’s were perfect!
examples of Meredith’s Glaskolbens








our setup to make the Glaskolben







I haven’t had a chance to make more since class but I do like the concept, even though mine weren’t as big or round. I actually like the fact that mine weren’t perfect or round. With practice I’m sure I’ll get better!

my Glaskolben







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