September 23, 2020
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How to Score and Fire Polish 12mm Tube

Learn to score and fire polish a 12mm blow tube. In this video we will show you some of the most basic techniques a glass blower will use.  Scoring is how we mostly always crack our glass rod or tube.   One thing we have learned from some old timers is that it is wise to […]

How to Wrap and Rake with Silver Fume

Fuming is one of the first things I had to learn thanks to Bob Snodgrass.  The next was wrap and rake, not sure where that came from, probably Italy.  Fuming with silver will allow you to get that amazing color changing effect.  This will allow you to get blues, whites and purples (my favorite).  To […]

Making Ribbon Cane

Learn to make a ribbon cane with 2 colors I love ribbons in glass!!  I love the inside out technique that makes that ribbon just POP like one of those snakes from Beetle Juice.  This was one of the first things I had to learn more than 12 years ago.  So how do you make […]

Meeting Matt Z.

I have been spinning glass since 2006. I started blowing glass out of a small shop in the backyard of Steve’s house, I was working with Steve building vaporizers and we needed somebody to make the glass parts we use on the silver surfer vaporizer. Steve asked me if I was willing to learn how […]

Talking with Jeff from Elev8 Premier

Sit down and talk a little with Jeff and Alex Jeff has been working at the glass blowing trade for near 7 years and has worked up to be the shot caller at Elev8 Premier while blowing glass. Functional work is what he likes most keeping it simple and clean. This is one of the […]

How to make a no spin coil pot we call the push n blow methode

Do you love coil pot to get that colored rod of glass turned to a tube?  Well I also love it, but sometimes I do not want the lines I get using some colors like unobtainium or double amber purple.  Now sometimes these lines are great and I do want them, they give yet another […]

Elev8ed Arts – the art of melting glass with Matt Z.

Experience the LIQUID ARTS of glass blowing.   Have you ever seen that amazing piece of glass and said to yourself, how did they do that?  Have you ever said “I sure would love to know how to blow glass”?  Well if you have ever said yes to any of these, you have found the place […]

How to make a Maria (Mariah) on a tube of glass

Making a Maria These are something that looks cool and is a basic essential to glass blowing.  For this we will use a 12mm tube of glass, but you can use any size tube or rod of glass.  To start out I use a small flame about 1/4 inch diameter.  I take my tube and […]

Wrap and Rake

Wrap and Rake - One of the more basic yet when done right can be just amazing!  This technique gives the glass like a scallop effect of dragging effect. Wrap - This part of the technique is what will give the underlying pasterns and colors.  You will take a warm piece of glass, the hotter […]

Sunrise in Colorado Springs 12-31-17

Today was a beautiful day to end the day of this amazing year.  A lot happened, I can not believe how much was built, not in just what we made physically but the human connections we made.  I love being alive and part of this glass world!
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