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Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

Because my friends here are all bored of glass talk...

I have been getting into hot glass for the last year or two, taking classes while travelling, and occasionally even here in CH. I've dabbled in all sorts of techniques: "real" offhand glassblowing, boro ornaments, beads. I am not very good yet, but there's a definite learning curve. I recently got a Minor, and am now able to practice the small stuff at home. (Really love the big stuff, but what can you do?)

I would love to meet people with similar interests to share tips/books/general excitement.
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Old 27.12.2010, 14:53
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Re: Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

I take it you've been to Hergiswil to visit Glasi or to Ramiswil

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Old 27.12.2010, 15:26
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Re: Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

I have some glass and moulds, I wish to sell. Items are bought from Creative Glass, Volketswil. The glass it's tested and suitable for fusing.
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Re: Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

I've been to Hergiswil, but not to Ramiswil -- thanks, that's a good tip. The thing with offhand blowing, though, is that I'd need a lot of time in the bench to develop any sort of skill, and that's not really feasible right now because of the cost, the (travel) time, etc. It *is* super-cool, though.
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Re: Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

Did yiu continue with glass blowing, i am really interested in learning , i have done it once before but would love to learn it even as an apprentice.
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Re: Anyone out there into flameworking/glassblowing?

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Did yiu continue with glass blowing, i am really interested in learning , i have done it once before but would love to learn it even as an apprentice.
Since you are in Bern....

A fun hobby course, glass blowing as it was done in olden times, might be the one at Ballenberg:

http://www.ballenbergkurse.ch/kurse/glasblasen-13/

http://www.ballenbergkurse.ch/handwerk/glasblaserin/

Looks like the course will be held in September.

For anyone interested in historical crafts and skills, Ballenberg offers a whole host of fascinating courses. Or if you simply want to see how the Swiss lived in centuries past, do put the Freilicht Museum on your to-do list. Well worth the trip, a great day out.
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