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Glass Blowing Demonstration by Master Glass Blower Jim Bowman

Jim Bowman has an open house at his studio and demonstrates the art of glass blowing.
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Jim starts out with a base piece of molten glass that he had added color too
Jim starts out with a base piece of molten glass that he had added color too
Jim is working the molten glass on his rod
Jim is working the molten glass on his rod
Working the glass with a cloth to assure smoothness and uniformity
Working the glass with a cloth to assure smoothness and uniformity
Shaping tool
Shaping tool
Reheating the glass
Reheating the glass
Reheating the glass
Reheating the glass
Jim using the oven
Jim using the oven
Blowing on the pipe to expand the glass on the end
Blowing on the pipe to expand the glass on the end
Working the piece
Working the piece
Now Jim is using his steel table to shape the bowl of the vase
Now Jim is using his steel table to shape the bowl of the vase
Prepairing the base of the bowl to add a base
Prepairing the base of the bowl to add a base
Assistant has a piece of glass that he is preparing to add to Jim's piece
Assistant has a piece of glass that he is preparing to add to Jim's piece
Shapping the next piece of glass
Shapping the next piece of glass
Jim is working the main piece again
Jim is working the main piece again
Second Assistant Preparing the base of Jim's Piece to take the other Piece of Glass
Second Assistant Preparing the base of Jim's Piece to take the other Piece of Glass
Attaching the piece of glass
Attaching the piece of glass
Assistant attaches larger piece of glass
Assistant attaches larger piece of glass
Making sure that the piece is centered
Making sure that the piece is centered
Centering
Centering
Glass piece attached and went back to the oven to reheat the piece
Glass piece attached and went back to the oven to reheat the piece
Note  clear base piece added to main vase bowl
Note clear base piece added to main vase bowl
Working the piece
Working the piece
Setting next part of base up
Setting next part of base up
Jim attaching main body and middle of vase to base
Jim attaching main body and middle of vase to base
He is turning and adjusting his part on the pipe to center it over the glass that is to become the base
He is turning and adjusting his part on the pipe to center it over the glass that is to become the base
Taken rod and glass back to work bench to work with hand tools
Taken rod and glass back to work bench to work with hand tools
Wood paddle used to make sure that the base is even and flat
Wood paddle used to make sure that the base is even and flat
Working the piece and the paddle
Working the piece and the paddle
Full vase being reheated
Full vase being reheated
Working the piece
Working the piece
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