I Blow Glass

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    my dad has a glass shop in our basement and i am his apprentice :) i have some very old pictures of me in the glass shop with him in my albums... i'll upload more in a few days/weeks/months... i would explain how to make some things, but idk which... so please leave comments...
    16-17, F
    Mar 17, 2010

    Color Changing Pipes.com Owner Comments....

    All, Hey, I am actually here on a depression mission but I saw the blown glass topic.  I own the .com ColorChangingPipes.com and that was my first business.  I'm in the US so the laws suck.  Anyhow one day checking on the competiton (I am a SEO guy too...
    secsmxg secsmxg
    31-35, M
    Sep 19, 2007

    I'm Trained

    ...in glassblowing... I haven't blown glass since I got married...it just didn't pay enough...and I had to hit the ground running with the moneymaking. I loved doing it and was pretty good at it too....but circumstances didn't allow continuing it, which I regret. I still have...
    nerdoleptic nerdoleptic
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 28, 2008

    I Don't Blow Glass

    I don't blow glass, but I am creating a Group called "I just made something", So I would love it if anyone who makes anything to come and join, I make Clothes, What do you make? SassyBoo
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella
    31-35, F
    Sep 16, 2007

    Blown Glasss

    I dont actually blow glass,buut am a collector of blown glass smokers art-- i.e., pipes and bongs and the like.  If anyone knows a decent blower tryignt o get rid of sme stuff, hit me up.  I am always looking for uniques pieces to round out my sizeable collection.
    happyhooker happyhooker
    26-30, F
    Mar 19, 2007

    I'd Love To have A Le...

    I'd love to have a lesson in blowing glass - it looks amazing.
    CrystalCat CrystalCat
    41-45, F
    Dec 30, 2006

    It Can Be Beautiful

    I noticed that many of the people before me didn't actually blow glass - like me - but I wanted to hear from people who did and who might be like the man I know.  I know a very talented person who makes beautiful artwork.  I watched him at the studio once, after having...
    sydisfat sydisfat
    36-40, F
    Sep 15, 2007

    One Day...

    At the camp I go to, there is glassblowing offered, except I've always been to scared to do it.  You have to sign up and pray to god that you get a nice instructor.  You also have to pray to god that your instructor will shield you when you're gathering.  My...
    vanillavanity vanillavanity
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Sep 4, 2007

    Age Doesn't Matter

    I learned to blow glass in my forty's.  I started with boro, moved to lamp working, then went to the big kahuna! I knew that glass blowing was my ultimate goal, so I did it the only way that  I know how to do things; I dove in head first.  After I had my first...
    glassy1 glassy1
    2 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    Glass, How I Love Thee.

    i started blowing glass my first year in college. i took a class and worked with mainly soft glass. my favorite project was how we recycled beer bottle by turning them into cups. from there, i got an apprenticeship with a friend in his shop. here, we worked mainly with pyrex...
    lazyker lazyker
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jun 28, 2007

    Going to Learn

    I'm going to enroll in a workshop in college to learn how to blow glass, not for commerical purposes, but because I think glass is beautiful art, and I want to be able to express my feelings and my being in more ways than one.
    goducks26 goducks26
    18-21, M
    Sep 3, 2007

    I Lied to Get In Here!!!

    I tried to hit the NOT ME button and still join the group, but it wouldnt let me!  I do kiln work and lampwork but I got started in hot glass too late to do real glass blowing.  I have a bad back and turning a lump of molten glass on the end of a punti proved...
    LaBrujaha LaBrujaha
    1 Response May 19, 2009

    Had to Give It a Shot!

    I saw a visiting glass artist and team at work. (wow I wish I remembered his name…) He built metal sculptures that looked like machinery and then poured large amounts of molten glass straight into them. When the piece cooled it was as if someone had tried to thresh...
    ohsovery ohsovery
    26-30, F
    May 1, 2008

    I Blow Glass Too

    I used to blow glass pretty often, then I started getting into glass beads with a friend of mine. I really enjoyed it, the time definitely flew!!!!!!!!!
    paislee paislee
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 16, 2007

    Can anyone tell me what I need

    for equipment to get started in glassblowing and where I can learn?
    nozupr4u nozupr4u
    56-60, M
    Aug 20, 2015

    I've Watched Friends Blow ...

    I've watched friends blow glass, but that wasn't for any sort of art purpose.
    LadyOfTheRaven LadyOfTheRaven
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 29, 2006
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