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The glassblower’s work
Once the molten glass has been removed from the furnace, at 1,300°C (it is said to be “picked”), four successive actions ensue naturally. The blower rests their hollow cane on a bench, then blows through it while simultaneously rotating it. Using their breath and tools, they shape the bubble and heat it up regularly until it reaches the desired result. Freehand glassblowing is primarily used for art objects and unique pieces. The other method – called lampworking – is more for shaping tubes and test tubes for laboratories.
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