Flameworked Glass

Beads, Blown bubbles & vessels, small sculptures & marbles are all fun to do in the torch.   I’ve been FlameWorking for 3 1/2 years now and I’m obsessed!    It’s an amazing process and I’m getting better and better.

I use a Bethlehem Alpha dual fuel torch and it’s hooked up to a 10 litre oxygen concentrator, a dedicated natural gas line with multiple shut offs.    One of the most important things about FlameWorking is a critical need for good ventilation.   Some of the glass can give off fumes that you just don’t want floating around.    So I have a fresh air intake that is at the back of my bench with a 420 cfm exhaust fan that exhausts out the back of the building.

So, safe and amazing!

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Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps.
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