glassblowing

noun
glass·blow·ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ \

Definition of glassblowing 

: the art of shaping a mass of glass that has been softened by heat by blowing air into it through a tube

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glassblower \ˈglas-ˌblō(-ə)r \ noun

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Take a glassblowing class at Soul Shine Arts Hot Glass Studio, W61 N513R Washington Ave. Debi Eimer, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Never hear 'I'm bored' again: 40 things to do for fun this summer if you live on the North Shore," 23 May 2018 Admission, $15 adults, $10 children 3-12, provides breakfast, tour of sugaring operation, views of glassblowing, blacksmithing, pottery and spinning and weaving until 4 p.m. 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, 44210; 330-666-3711. Debbi Snook, cleveland.com, "Where to find real maple syrup pancake breakfasts and trips to the sugarbush (photos)," 7 Mar. 2018 The first time artist Kazuki Takizawa visited a glassblowing studio, he was captivated by its versatility and how molten glass transformed in an instant. Monica Luhar, NBC News, "How Working with Glass Helped Artist Kazuki Takizawa Open Up About Mental Health," 12 Oct. 2017 In addition to the glass fun mirrors and art exhibits, visitors can enjoy several DIY opportunities, including using colorful beads to decorate glassware and glassblowing, with assistance from onsite craftspeople. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "Over 130 Factories Get New Lives as Tourist Destinations in Taiwan," 22 Sep. 2017 GLASS ACT In his blown work, North Carolina artist Hayden Wilson takes a contemporary twist on traditional Italian glassblowing techniques. Linda Jerkins, ajc, "Southern Made: For the nester & entertainer," 17 Aug. 2017 Over the centuries and millennia, other techniques became predominant: mold casting, metal-pipe glassblowing, inflating glass inside a mold, painting and gilding of glass pieces, combining colors in one piece, adding surface decorations. Susan Dunne, courant.com, "Ancient Glass Exhibit At Yale University Art Gallery," 7 Aug. 2017 Rachel Perez intricately rotated the glassblowing pipe clockwise. Orange County Register, "Donation boosts CSUF glass arts program," 9 Jan. 2017 Last month, during one of Cal State Fullerton’s Monday afternoon glassblowing classes, Perez – a general studio art student – Orange County Register, "Donation boosts CSUF glass arts program," 9 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of glassblowing

circa 1829, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of glassblowing was circa 1829

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glassblowing

noun

English Language Learners Definition of glassblowing

: the art of shaping a piece of hot, melted glass by blowing air into it through a tube

glassblowing

noun
glass·blow·ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ \

Kids Definition of glassblowing

: the art of shaping a mass of melted glass by blowing air into it through a tube

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