Glass Moulding Craft
In hand blown glass crafting, clear glass is melted in a furnace after which the artisan, a glass-blower craftsman uses an iron pipe to blow the molten glass into a mould. A stick is then used to add colour to the mould, which is then rolled on a cold carbon surface to give it shape. The hand-blown pieces are made by melting glass at 650 degrees Celsius. The ancient art of making hand-blown glasses, vases and ornaments has been pushed to the sidelines due to the advent of machine-made glassware. The other technique of crystal glass crafting uses a fine and painstaking glass casting & moulding technique. Using crystal glass Lead as the primary material, skilled artisans mould each piece by hand. From casting glass to pouring it into a shape and then moulding it to the desired form takes a great amount of precision and skill that only comes with years of experience.