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Here's a step by step tutorial of how I make a blown glass vessel.  I hope you find this fun and helpful!  Enjoy!  Samma
 
NOTE:  THERE ARE TWO PAGES TO THIS TUTORIAL.  EACH PAGE IS A DIFFERENT VESSEL...BE SURE TO SEE THEM BOTH!

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Start by wrapping the neck of the vessel around the hollow mandrel.

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Start making the coil or body of the vessel

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Start closing up the bottom of the vessel, making your coils smaller and smaller.

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Start to shape it on the marver and melt in the coils to a smooth shape.  Alot of your work can be done in this step.

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Blow for boro, gently puff with soft until you get the poof you want.  Shape the area where the neck meets the bowl of the vessel for a smooth seal.

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Blow this shape out a little again, to make the top of the bowl bigger than the bottom.  It's all just play at this point.

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Dots on the neck, dots to follow the curve...just play around the form.  Melt these in to nice round dots and good seal.  You can tweek the shape and angle of the vessel at this point for your finished shape.

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Heat the wrap and smooth it down to your finished neck shape.

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Build the body of the vessel as you would build a coil pot...you made those in grade school, right?

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Close the bottom of the vessel with a florish and a twist.  Pull it to a fat point.  See it starting to form?

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This is the shape before you even start to blow.

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NOW...you can play!  Pull, twist and shout if you want!

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Add some dots if you want.

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"Twist and Shout!" Vessel measures 50mm x 23mm

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