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Kiln-formed Cylinders to Blow Out

Mark Hall, Owner of Hallmark Art Glass in Kasota, Minnesota, has devised a new method to pick up kiln-formed glass and bring it to the glory hole.

It's a modification of the roll-up technique, making thick-walled solid colored glass cylinders made to pick up warm on a collared blow pipe and blown into vessels.
We believe this new approach will withstand scrutiny and provide another avenue for exploration and creativity.
Mark believes, and I agree, that this cylinder pick-up process not only has unique design potential, but can save Gaffers significant amounts of hot-shop time and money! Collars and punties are made from warm pick ups out of the kiln. It may not be your first choice, but blowing out kiln-formed cylinders keeps the glory hole hot and the energy bills reasonable. They're fun to make, too!

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