Learn about glassblowing
I have decided to start a blog post about all things glass. If you have ever wanted to learn about glassblowing, follow this blog, or take one of our classes to try it yourself! Just head to the CLASSES page for more information on that.
Glass can be made in many different ways. At Blazing Paddles Studio we purchase premelted clear glass. The company we buy this glass from mixed what is call glass batch. Batch is a mix of different elements, including silica oxide, dolomite and lime.
To get this glass in a molten state we turn our electric glass furnace up to 2100 degrees Fahrenheit, and fill up a pot made of high temperature refractory. At this temperature the glass melts and takes on a honey like consistency.
Check back next time to learn more about glass.