How It's Made
Clear, soda-lime glass, is gathered out of a furnace at 2150°F (as hot as lava!). The molten gob is then carefully shaped into a round smooth form and a bubble is introduced to the glass via the breath of the artist.
To achieve a consistent shape, the hot glass bubble is intently placed into a hand-carved wooden turn mold. This mold is soaked with water to generate steam as a mold release.
Once out of the mold the glass is transferred to a pontil rod. It is hand trimmed to achieve a suitable lip to drink from, then opened with steel blades. To finish, a signature stamp is applied to the bottom, solidifying the work.