I’ve just uploaded the newest episode of the Balance Glassworks demo series so I hope you’ll take a look! This week I’m making one of Balance Glassworks’ new designs for 2012. These candlesticks are a lot of fun to make. The standout technique in this demo would have to be what’s called a “post gather”. Gathering is the technique used to get the hot glass out of the furnace and onto the pipe. A “post gather” is a gather taken after the “jack-line” is put in (you can see me putting the jack-line in around the 2:07 mark of the video). It makes it a lot easier to form a tall, thin, organic shapes like these by letting gravity do most of the work (3:27). Keep a look out for Nick Chase’s stupid feet in this one too. Here’s a link to his dumb (actually awesome) website: http://nchasedesigns.ca/. This video (as well as the previous episodes) was filmed at Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. Here’s the link to their new website too: http://www.harbourfrontcentre.com/craft/. You can now find profile links to all of Harbourfront’s current residents including Nick and Myself. Go see! Here’s the video. Enjoy!
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