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< Starving Artist's guide to Glass Blowing
else wants to learn how to blow glass,
create original works of
spending a fortune on tools and equipment?"
If you want to
learn how to blow glass,
there are a couple of ways you can go about
You can set up your own hot glass shop...
- You'll spend thousands
of dollars building your own glass furnace, glory hole, and annealers...
- Spend hundreds
more on blowpipes & punties...
- Spend still more
buying hand-torches, blocks
& paddles, jacks & shears...
and all of the other tools
every offhand glassblower needs.
- Then, on top of
all that, you'll need to buy glass cullet or glass batch...
(or a bunch of messy sand
and chemicals so you can mix your own).
You can go a slightly cheaper route by setting up
a lampworking studio...
- You'll still need
a multi-hundred dollar torch...
- And a source of
natural gas or propane...
- You'll have to buy
or rent oxygen tanks...
- Buy or build
annealing ovens, and more hand tools.
- And then you'll
need to buy borosilicate rods and tubing...
or expensive imported
soft-glass colored rods.
Either way, it
can cost you a small fortune...!
there's one more way for you to start learning how to blow glass...
spending an arm and a leg before you even get started...
The Starving Artist's
Creating Artistic Glass
with scrap glass
and a torch
in the early 1960s,
this long lost manual was put together by Joseph G. Payer, Jr., who
took his experience as a scientific glassblower (or lampworker) and
translated it into an easy-to-follow guide for the 'average' person
with 'below-average' funds.
In the book, Mr.
Payer explains how to use
scrap glass commonly found in every home - bottles & jars,
light bulbs & flourescent tubes - to create artistic blown
items - vases, ornaments, and glass sculptures.
text includes a
history of glass, descriptions of the tools and equipment you'll need,
basic glass working techniques, and how to prepare your materials for
as well as several
artistic glass projects you can create in your
Payer guides you, step-by-step, as you learn the basic skills of
lampworking (also known as Scientific
- using a propane torch and glass rods & tubes.
You don't need to
buy expensive equipment.
You don't have to
can jump right in... (today, if you want)
start learning how to create your own artistic blown glass!
of print, we've updated
the original text with New Information and an expanded list of
Resources, and now offer this book as a convenient, downloadable PDF
format eBook that you can read right on your own computer with Adobe®
44 pages. 65 illustrations.
So how much
are we asking for this informative,
limited-circulation text is long out of print and rarely
When intact copies do turn up, they are eagerly purchased by
anxious glass artists and collectors.
Even if you could locate a copy offered for sale by a rare book dealer,
likely pay as much as $50 or more for an original edition.
But we're not asking anywhere
near that much...
By offering our updated Glass Blowing Guide in a digital downloadable
we don't have to charge for
the added costs of printing,
warehousing, or shipping.
We're able to pass those savings on to you and, for a limited time,
we're giving you the
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and John R. Cumbow
updated December 2013