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Blown Glass Vessel Tutorial

PAGE 2 - RED VESSEL TUTORIAL

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PAGE 2 - RED VESSEL TUTORIAL

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Heat the mandrel and glass and form the neck.  Smooth it to the finished shape on the marver.

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Continue to coil pot the shape you want and close with a flourish, just like on page one.

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Heat the shape, nice and hot before you blow.

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Here's the shape after it's blown...now it's time to decorate.

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Decorate the neck of the vessel or add handles at this point.

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"Glamour Girl" Vessel measures 48mm x 27mm

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Start to coil pot the body of the vessel. 

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Melt the coils smooth and shape to the basic shape you want to end up with.  I added some frit to this one...just for fun.

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Blow for boro, puff for soft.  You don't have to blow the shape all at once.  Heat and blow gently until you get the shape you want.

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Add some dots or raised decorations of your choice.

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Add the squiggle to the end and all the finishing touches...and throw that puppy in the kiln!

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