Forged by fire: Glassblowers take crafting to a whole new level

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2017-12-04
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Neuendorf, Zac
Finney, Madison
Greene, Sam
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After shaping, the glassblower takes a jackline, which is like a pair of huge tweezers meant to manipulate the glass, puts the line in the neck of the piece, and cools it by putting water on it. Then they take a metal rod called a punty, which is tipped with hot glass, and use it to transfer the glass work. The glassblower attaches the punty to that end of it and breaks it off at the neck of the piece, which is called a transfer.

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