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Offline kap320

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video on the making of a paperweight
« on: December 23, 2011, 11:43:16 PM »
Could anyone suggest a vid showing how these marvelous works of art are made? I'd like all from the beginnings to the modern lampwork
pieces. I live in Northern MN in the US and have no one near me that I know of that makes them. I'm fascinated  by these things and HAVE to know how they are made. As always--I greatly appreciate the help----KEN

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Re: video on the making of a paperweight
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2011, 01:04:08 AM »
There are several types of paperweight each having particular methods for creation. A google search for "you tube glass paperweight" will find several videos showing some of the processes.

There is a 10 minute video uploaded to You Tube by "jamesallowayartglass" showing the making of a surface decorated swirl weight, but there is no commentary on what the processes are - and sadly there is no view of the actual, cooled finished item. The video has a title of "Hand Blown Glass Paperweight Demonstration" which illustrates something I find rather odd but which is used quite often in recent times ... what is made is a solid weight, with abosultely no "blowing", but presented under a title of "hand blown"!

Perhaps better - and this time the title "hand blown" is a correct description - is this video showing Wint Harris at work. This one has overlaid text stating the processes.

Good detail of making lampworked /torchworked floral elements and their encasement in a weight can be seen in this Corning Museum of Glass video.

Anyone know of a decent online video showing the making of a millefiori weight??
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Re: video on the making of a paperweight
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2011, 02:55:37 AM »
The Paperweoight Collectors Circle (club) has a lending library for members with many such videos on disk.

http://www.paperweightcollectorscircle.org.uk/

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Re: video on the making of a paperweight
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2011, 09:43:40 AM »
Anyone know of a decent online video showing the making of a millefiori weight??

Low resolution - but here's Frank Hill making a Whitefriars millefiori weight.
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Re: video on the making of a paperweight
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2011, 10:56:46 PM »
Colin Richardson has posted several that are excellent.

http://www.youtube.com/user/CrystallineEntities/videos

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