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

Examples of glassblowing in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web James Wilbat Glassblowing Studio Open House and Demo: Come be captivated by the beauty of glassblowing at the studio of local glass artist James Wilbat, featuring free glassblowing demonstrations., "Calendar: Sign language club meeting Saturday in Antioch," 10 Dec. 2019 Tucson’s Sonoran Glass School has three levels of classes, including a furnace glassblowing session for $35 to $50. Sharon Boorstin, Los Angeles Times, "Where to learn glassblowing in the West," 8 Aug. 2019 Square was borne of a personal frustration from McKelvey, who owned a glassblowing studio and lost a sale because the customer had only an American Express card —which the studio couldn't afford to accept because of high fees. Clare Duffy, CNN, "How Square took on a challenge from Amazon — and won," 10 Mar. 2020 The Art of Sports -- a loge for 12 guests at a Cleveland Monsters hockey game; The Art of Expression -- a painting party for six guests; and The Art of Glass -- a glassblowing class for six guests to craft your own glass ornament. Mary Jane Brewer, cleveland, "Local artists to benefit Medina County children at ‘Art With A Heart’," 18 Oct. 2019 Speaking of art, this year’s festival will feature dozens of media, including painting, photography, jewelry, glassblowing, metalworks, ceramics, mixed media printmaking, woodworking and more. Rich Heileman,, "Berea to host 29th annual Arts Fest: Around The Town," 30 Aug. 2019 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

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Aug. 2020.

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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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