Blown Glass From Around the World

Albatz Travel Adventures

Glass blowing is an ancient art, seeming from the first attempts to form glass from silica.

The glassblower’s furnace on the Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver, BC. The glassblower's oven on the Eastside Culture Crawl in Vancouver, BCClose-up of a piece of art glass being heated in a the very hot furnace above. glass blower's furnaceThe Chemistry Department at UBC where I worked for many years had its own glassblower; someone to make all the beakers and experimental apparatus needed for custom experiments. This glass beaker glowing from within is part of a glass exhibit in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (Het Nieuwe Instituut) in Rotterdam, Holland.A glass beaker is part of this glass exhibit in the Netherlands Architecture Institute (Het Nieuwe Instituut) in Rotterdam, HollandBack-lit blue vase in the window of a museum displaying glassware in Puebla, Mexico.A back-lit blue glass vase in an art gallery in Puebla, MexicoDelicate hand-blown wine glasses in the Design Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. Delicate hand-blown wine glasses in the Design Museum in Copenhagen, DenmarkI think this iridescent glass vase in the Portland Art Museum, USA is from the 1920s, but it has the same iridescent qualities of ancient Roman glass found in an archaeological dig…

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