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Art of Fire Glassblowing Studio - The making of Reverse Axis Glass Art

Foster Holcombe
Arts of Fire
7901 Hawkins Creamery Road
Laytonsville, MD 20882
www.artoffire.com
email: artofire@verizon.net
Phone: 800-639-6979
Josh Ries is the instructor shown in the photos below
Out of approximately 8 Billion web pages indexed by google,
the glassblowing term "reverse axis" is only mentioned 77 times,
so this is a rather specialized technique, which is documented in the following series of photographs.

You can spot a reverse axis (reverse axes) glass piece by two spirals on the front and back of the piece,
as contrasted withe one spiral in the bottom (center of a plate).
Art of Fire offers reverse axis glass art pieces, in a variety of colors.

Conceptually, the glass piece above was created via the following steps:

  1. Pull Cane
  2. Pickup 7" cane segments on a glass bubble
  3. Get all wall thicknesses even (a round bubble)
  4. Poke a hole in the TOP of the piece, and attach a second blowpipe
  5. After sealing off the first hole, create the final glass piece

Step 1 of 5 for Reverse Axis Glasblowing: Pull Cane



























Step 2 of 5 for Reverse Axis Glasblowing: Pickup 7" cane segments on a glass bubble
























Step 3 of 5 for Reverse Axis Glasblowing: Get all wall thicknesses even (a round bubble)










Step 4 of 5 for Reverse Axis Glasblowing: Poke a hole in the TOP of the piece, and attach a second blowpipe







Step 5 of 5 for Reverse Axis Glasblowing: After sealing off the first hole, create the final glass piece




















Forming a Knob at the top, to pull a tall thin vertical top


The finished Reverse Axis piece, sitting in the Annealer


A Glassblowing Class on Sunday February 26 2006 at Art of Fire



Various Glass Art in the Gallery at Art of Fire

























Behind the scenes at Art of Fire




















 
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