Blowing a Glass Chandelier at Tafthill Studios

2014/03/03 by Posted in: Arts and Crafts

A couple days ago we went to our neighbor Roberts glass shop at The Tafthill Studios. Not only is it conveniently close but he’s also a world renowned artist. Check out how we did.

2,200 F degrees "Crucible"

2,200 F degrees “Crucible”

dioxide and oxide glass dyes

dioxide and oxide glass dyes

rolling the glass ball into mixed dyes

rolling the glass ball into mixed dyes

Rob is blowing air into the ball to create to shape the bubble

Rob is blowing air into the ball to create to shape the bubble

2,300 F Degrees inside the "Glory Hole"

2,300 F Degrees inside the “Glory Hole”

Leigh holding the mold as Rob inflates the air pocket to the brim

Leigh holding the mold as Rob inflates the air pocket to the brim

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Rob the gifted mad man

Rob the gifted mad man

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Placing the piece into the Annealer

Placing the piece into the Annealer

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The room it’s for isn’t quite done being built, so we’ll have to show the final product later.

  Ceboksary .


One thought on “Blowing a Glass Chandelier at Tafthill Studios

  1. Leigh Merinoff

    In our earthbermed log house we have been trying to design, create and build everything possible. Working with Rob to blow our own glass for the fixtures is a wonderful and creative solution to light. Thanks Taft Hill Studios for helping to make this a reality.

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