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Goblet Made from Three Bubbles

Three bubbles are attached to one another to create this goblet. The first bubble makes the bowl, the second creates the knop, and the third produces the foot.

Goblet Making on the Blowpipe
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A goblet—bowl, foot, and stem—is made on the blowpipe in this video.

Goblet with Aqua Stem

This goblet is built on the blowpipe. It has many constrictions in the stem, as well as an asymmetrical edge.

Goblet with Inner Blue Ball

This goblet has a blown blue ball inside the cup.  In this video, the ball is attached to the inner part of the cup.

Kuttrolf Stem

A Kuttrolf is a flask with a neck that is divided into two or more tubes.  It has Roman antecedents, it was made by German glassworkers in the later Middle Ages, and it is found among Venetian and façon de Venise glasses of the 16th and 17th centuries.  The making of a Kuttrolf stem is the subject of this video.

Later Goblet-Building Process
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In this video, a goblet is made using a technique that was employed in the 19th century and later. The stem and foot are made first, then set aside. Eventually, they are added to the cup with glue bits.

Lidded Goblet with Aqua Chain

This lidded goblet has an aqua chain around the body, a merese, and a lid with a finial on the top.

Lion-mask Stem
Used In: Lion-mask Stem

The lion-mask stem is a hollow stem made by blowing a gather into a mold patterned with two lion’s masks, usually separated by festoons. Such stems were first used in Venice in the 16th century, and they later became a hallmark of façon de Venise glass. In this video, a lion-mask stem is blown in a mold.

Making Glass Tubes with a Bubble on the End
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The making of a small glass tube begins with the pulling of molten glass to form a tube. The tube is then reheated with a torch, the end is closed, and air is blown to create a small bubble.

Millefiori Ball
Used In: Millefiori Ball

Here is a ball made with millefiori canes. Millefiori, originally an Italian word that means “1,000 flowers,” is also known as mosaic glass, referring to objects made from preformed elements placed in a mold and heated until they fuse. In this video, the process of making millefiori cane slices and blowing the ball is presented.