September 20, 2020
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Category: All about the glass

Elev8 with Hops and Rocko Glass Artists

A duo of brilliance with Hops and Rocko The great thing about the AGE show is the chance to meet some of the industries leaders and my mentors!  Walking along I happen to find two talented artists that go by the names of Hops Glass and Rocko.    Hops started blowing glass back in October […]

Elev8 with David Graeber glass artist at the Age Show

 A moment in time with David Graeber.   While at the 2018 Age Trade show I was very fortunate to find an amazing artist named David Graeber.  Walking by his booth this giant marble grabs my eye and my mind was blown!  Lucky for me David was kind enough to give me some of his […]

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 […]
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