Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Glass Rayguns

These colourful glass rayguns are the work of Joe Blow Glassworks. Jeff who runs the glass blowing facility says, "These are blown and manipulated hot glass objects. A transparent colour is picked up on the pipe, then clear glass is gathered on top. The piece is then blown out and shaped to the desired form. Coloured bits are added. Once the bits are in place, the handle and trigger are applied to the piece, the Raygun is then knocked off the blowpipe into the annealer to cool over a fifteen-hour cycle. Once cooled, the piece is ground and sent out for silvering or completed."

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