Glassblowing as an Art

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Glassblowing has become a true form of art. Many people collect glass pipes such as bongs for decorative pieces. They also use them to smoke tobacco out of. These bongs and bowls are really art pieces and the art of glassblowing is getting the respect it deserves.

Glass blowing is a form of art where the artist uses molten glass to form a number of designs. The pieces are usually very colorful. The glass is blown into small bubbles and the blower has to control the airflow that is going into the glass. The blowing of the air into the glass by a small tube will allow the artist to control and shape the molten glass. There are two main forms when it comes to glass blowing. There is the art of free blowing and there is also the art of mold blowing.

Free blowing is a popular form of glass blowing today. A ball of molten glass is put at the end of a blowing tube and the artist will blow air into it. They will allow then remove the glass from the heat source allowing it to cool slightly. The blower will make the bubble of glass larger in size. They are then able to make any shape that they want. To mold the glass they can pinch, pull, or form in into any shape using special tools while it is still hot. This is done to produce smaller items for decoration as well as bongs with a unique design. No two pieces of this glass art are ever exactly the same.

Mold glass blowing will have the artist take the molten glass and put it into a mold. These molds can be made from wood or metal. The shape and the texture of this piece will depend on the details that have been carved into the mold. This will allow the artist to get the exact design and shape that they are looking for. They are also able to put intricate designs into their glass art work.


Glass art can be used for a number of purposes including making tobacco smoking devices. Even if a person does not smoke tobacco these pieces are often colorful and have a great deal of detail. A person can use them as great display pieces and will be able impress all of those that see the details that was put into this glass art.