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David Patchen - Creating the Hand-Blown Glass - 22
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Back to collection David Patchen In the Studio

David Patchen - Creating the Hand-Blown Glass

Create the Neck

In order to create the long neck, I have to switch the piece to different pipe called a punty. Steve makes the punty by shaping a small amount of hot glass on the tip of the pipe, then sticks it to the bottom of the piece. Now using a bit of water, I shock the neck of the piece which breaks, transfering the piece to the punty. Now we heat the mouth of the piece to shape it into the long neck.
This is contemporary hand blown glass artist David Patchen in action in his studio creating unique blown glass art through Venetian-style multi-layered cane and murrine.

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