Glass Blowing 101: Make Beautiful Glass Artwork - Suzy Stewart

Glass Blowing 101: Make Beautiful Glass Artwork

By Suzy Stewart

  • Release Date: 2011-06-03
  • Genre: Crafts & Hobbies

Description

Attention Glass Lovers...Do you love glass artwork... the colors... the designs... and the unique feel of each piece? Do you want to make glass... but don't actually know much about it? If so, then you've found the right book! Glass has been around for centuries. And for most of that time, it's been a valuable luxury. Only in the last century has it turned into a common commodity. The Industrial Revolution made glass easy to produce and brought its cost down. But until then, it required skill to make, and thus was expensive. It was also an art. Glass had, and still does, this semi-magical feel to it. When you look at a piece of hand-blown glass, you can't help but be captured by its beauty. But most glass these days is machine made and lacks the same luster and beauty. And many people don't look to glass as an art anymore. But many others do... Glassblowing is technical. That's true. But that's also what gives it its value and beauty. That being said, it isn't terribly difficult either, and anyone can do it. Making glass can be a very rewarding experience. Just imagine looking at your pieces of art sitting in your home...Or in a gallery somewhere, with art loving patrons looking to add your master pieces to their collections. Glassblowing brings glass back to its original grandeur...No longer a mere commodity, but something that took skill to make. And every piece has your fingerprint on it, with your unique way of making it. Glassblowing doesn't have to be just about art either. You can make bottles and other glass objects for your house as well... Creating a unique feel for your home and environment. But most people don't know how to start glassblowing. They think it's too complicated. But anyone can learn this amazing art form. They just need to know how to start and learn the fundamentals of glassblowing. Glassblowing could cause that inner artist to come out of you. Why be held back any longer? Turn those normal glass objects into an expression of yourself. It's not hard to learn glassblowing; you just have to know what you're doing... So why not start today? This is a complete guide to glassblowing. Everything you need to know about glassblowing is in this simple, easy to understand guide. You'll learn things like: - The History of Glassblowing: The intriguing history of glassblowing's ancient past! - Properties of Glass: So your art looks great and stands the test of time - Glassblowing Equipment: Get your glassblowing hobby started with the right gear - Using Your Tools: Great pointers on how to make your best artwork with your new tools - Glass Safety: Keep all your fingers and eyebrows with these insights - Glassblowing Principles: Take the mystery out of the art with these powerful principles - Making Your First Piece: All the keys you need to making your first piece of glass artwork - Adding Decorative Art... How to turn normal glass into stunning glass - Glass Beads: Tips for making beautiful beads that you'll love - Cane Making: Your beads will look as stunning as they possibly can with these pointers - Glass Pipes: Yes, keys to even making pipes as well. - Glossary of Terms: So you'll how all the glassblowing lingo - Plus much, MUCH MORE! This just scratches the surface of what's in this book. If you've ever been interested in glassblowing, but didn't know where to start, then this book will help you get started on the right foot. It contains everything you need to know to help you make amazing glass objects today!

Reviews

  • You have no chance of learning how to work with glass using this book.

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    By GreenfishArtGallery
    This book contains zero photos and poor description. There is no way to use this book as a guide to learn about glassblowing or lampwork. Please do not waste your $8.99 like I did.