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04. What is Glassblowing?

Nov 23, 2017

 The earliest evidence of glassblowing was found by Roman Ghirshman in Chogha Zanbil. Many glass bottles were found in the excavations of the 2nd millennium BC site. What is glassblowing? Glassblowing is a glassforming technique. It involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube). A person who blows glass is called a glassblower, glassmith, or gaffer.

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    Besides, there are still some persons called lampworkers. What is lampworkers? A lampworker (often also called a glassblower or glassworker) manipulates glass with the use of a torch on a smaller scale, such as in producing precision laboratory glassware and double wall glass cup sets out of borosilicate glass.

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Have you understood the meaning of glassblowing? 

It is a very interesting process of glassforming. I will show much more knowledge of glassblowing to you later.