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As promised, here’s a little more from the Boyd Sugiki and Lisa Zerkowitz demo at the California College of the Arts in Oakland. They worked all afternoon. And then gave a talk.  Working hard for the money.

Here are shots from making the first bowl.

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Starts with a colored tube.  A little heat.  Then shape it on the marver.
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Live action:

Work it with the jacks and heat it back up:
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Shape it some more. There are so many things I love about glass blowing. But one of the things is the old fashioned and ultra low tech tools. What’s the key shaping tool? Wet newspaper and a hand. Oh, and remember, that glowing hunk of glass is about 2000 degrees.  See that smoke?  The paper’s burning.
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Starting to look bigger and wider, but still all closed up.
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Heat it back up.
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Turn it around.
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Shape it.
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Shape it some more.
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Get ready to knock it off the pipe…
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And get ready to catch it and put it in the annealer.
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