December 11, 2018
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Category: All about the glass

Function of a Hour Glass Recycler

The function of a hour glass recycler is dope! Here we show you the function of one of our in house hour glass recyclers that was made by Steve K. a 13 year glass blower.  Steve enjoys making these as they stretch his skill set and are very durable and the function is killer on […]

How a blower does the new year

How Elev8 Premier does the New Year How do you end the year and bring in the new one?  Well Matt Z. at Elev8 Premier ends the year with a rig and starts the new year with a rig.  As time is short and he stretches his skill set, he did this year a little […]

How to do Jesus Weld

Learn how to do a Jesus weld or what some call a double disappearing weld. In this short video you will see a Jesus weld done.  I think this is called a Jesus weld as when you finally get it you say Jesus, I can’t believe that worked!!!!  This weld is what a blower uses […]

How to Melt Frit

How to melt frit into a clear tube of glass. In this video we go over how to melt frit into some 50mm clear glass tube.  Once we melt this in we can use the color section to make a pipe, or as the color section in one of our cups. What is Frit? Frit […]

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 […]

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 […]
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