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Glass art

Techniques of glass art can be classified broadly into hot glass work and cold glass work.


[Hot glass work]
Technique of forming melted glass at high temperatures in soft condition
- Common techniques of hot glass work -
Glass blowing: forming melted glass by blowing into a blowpipe
Kiln working: forming by heating in a gas or an electric furnace
Lampworking: forming by torch or lamp


[Cold glass work]
Technique of forming glass after cooling
- Common techniques of cold glass work -
Sandblasting: spraying fine sand grains on glass surface and scrape off the part
Etching: depicting pattern by decaying glass surface
Cut glass: depicting pattern by cutting glass surface with a grinder
Stained glass: creating painting or pattern by putting various colored glass pieces together

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