Glass working with a flame

There is no way to accurately determine the age of flame working, as many of the techniques involved in working glass on a flame die. In fact, many thousands of years were used before the first lamp or burner was invented.

We know that the ancient Egyptians also made glass jewelry, also called glass beads, and it was highly protected as a valuable item.

People still like the glass jewelry to this day. It shines amazing, it is cold but formed with a hot flame and does not cause any allergy.

Today Murano is the most famous center of glass production in Europe. Since the 12th century Murano has already existed in glass making and glass art. The glass production and forming knowledge was secret. The well-paid glassblowers were forbidden to pass on their knowledge on pain of death.

This secret is not so closely guarded today. You can visit the small studios and glass production company in Murano and see how they work.

This also allows you to learn the techniques. Now exists many small studios in Europe and use the same technique as in masters in Murano.

Working with the flame requires some skill, but it takes a lot of practice.

The flame we’re working on six around 1000-1300 degrees. We melt colored glass rods from Murano and shape them with tools.

The finished glass items must cool down very slow,. We put it in a 500 degree Celsius oven and let it cool down at room temperature for approx. 5-6 hours.

From the foregoing it can be seen that relatively expensive tools and equipment are employed to form the glass. You can find them all in my studio and use them under my supervision during the course.