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Author Topic: Glassmaking - "Continental Working"  (Read 383 times)

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Offline Frank

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Glassmaking - "Continental Working"
« on: October 26, 2010, 01:42:41 PM »
Interesting description of non-chair working as used by Edinburgh Crystal and Caithness Glass...

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Re: Glassmaking - "Continental Working"
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2010, 02:51:02 PM »
that, in glassmaking terms, is known as the half post technique.

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Re: Glassmaking - "Continental Working"
« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2010, 02:53:55 PM »
Just to clarify the name refers to the use of the horse with the blower standing as opposed to working sitting in the chair.

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Re: Glassmaking - "Continental Working"
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2010, 09:09:41 PM »
thanks!  I love to see these descriptions and pics, because I've only ever seen one glassblowing and am always trying to imagine how things are made.  :)
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Re: Glassmaking - "Continental Working"
« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2010, 12:00:50 AM »
Get yourself down to your nearest artists studio... mostly they will be happy to let you watch them work. Some will get you involved.

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