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: Glass Blowing Gallery 2008 :

These photos were actually shot in 2008, but the shop and players are the same. The shop is in the
"Arts" district on Hollywood Blvd. and is open every day with regular demonstrations. The shop is
sponsored by the Hollywood COC.
My son, Kurt, is one of the folks there that blow glass. He does it part time only because his
day job pays the bills.
Kurt attaching a fish to a vase.
Kurt attaching a fish to a vase.
t4%2f75%2f735075%2f4%2f133762504.eUO6hgJ8.jpg Making a base for the vase
Making a base for the vase
Attaching vase to glass blob
Attaching vase to glass blob
Forming blob into a base
Forming blob into a base
It takes a team effort to do some even simple things.
It takes a team effort to do some even simple things.
Attaching a blob that will be a fin.
Attaching a blob that will be a fin.
Tin shears for forming the fins.
Tin shears for forming the fins.
Team work.
Team work.
Heating up a blob to work on it.
Heating up a blob to work on it.
Shaping work prior to blowing.
Shaping work prior to blowing.
Going to blow it into a ball.
Going to blow it into a ball.
More team work.
More team work.
Attaching a blob that will become the base.
Attaching a blob that will become the base.
Pushing the base into position.
Pushing the base into position.
Forming with a piece of wood.
Forming with a piece of wood.
Cooling the attach point.
Cooling the attach point.
Getting fancy.
Getting fancy.
Trimming and widening.
Trimming and widening.
Finished pieces kept in an oven overnight.
Finished pieces kept in an oven overnight.
Getting a blob of glass from the pool.
Getting a blob of glass from the pool.
This glory hole is for reheating.
This glory hole is for reheating.
Always shapping and forming.
Always shapping and forming.
Adding more glass.
Adding more glass.
Continually adding glass
Continually adding glass
Probably another leg
Probably another leg
Nice layout - open air and plenty of seats.
Nice layout - open air and plenty of seats.
Finished glass ware
Finished glass ware
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