glass·​blow·​ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio) \

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 How to pronounce glassblower (audio) \ noun

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Call ahead to book a lesson, learn the basics of glassblowing, and take home a piece of your own to put on the mantle. Nora Heston Tarte, The Mercury News, "A weekend getaway to Ashland — Shakespeare, ziplines and all," 4 Aug. 2019 Luckily, Christian and Salime, Xaquixe's founders (who met at acclaimed glassblowing studio Brooklyn Glass) were open to experimentation. Hadley Keller, House Beautiful, "Watch the Insane Process Behind This Glass Pendant," 4 June 2019 Now back to #HitmansBodyguard2 In the third photograph, Reynolds, who appeared to be in a glassblowing studio, stood up with his hands on his hips. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Just Shared the Sweetest PDA Picture on Instagram," 15 Apr. 2019 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,, "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

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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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English Language Learners Definition of glassblowing

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


glass·​blow·​ing | \ ˈglas-ˌblō-iŋ How to pronounce glassblowing (audio) \

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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