Making a Large
At Redhouse Glassworks, The Cone, Stuart Crystal, Stourbridge, England,
a large receiver or glass flask is being made in the traditional way.
Graham Reed of Scotia Glass Technology attaches a lump of glass to
the end of a large metal tube and a bubble is created by blowing.
It is rolled and shaped, re-heated and suspended to elongate it. It
is then placed in a shaped container and a fitted covering is applied
which shapes it into the desired form.
movie file size: 4MB.
shot on 5th March, 1999. Camera: Chris Morphet.