Our Glass Bowl Nest is handcrafted, and mouth-blown from molten glass. We gather the molten glass from 1100 degrees centigrade, where it sits, then it’s conjured out onto our pipe. Adding color, shaping and blowing, tooling. Reheating the glass all the while, thrusting it into the intense flame. Time to “puntie up” – this is the term given when the gaffer attaches a Puntie to the base of the piece, then the piece is “cut” from the pipe, and remains on the puntie.
The bowl is then opened by tooling with the “Jacks”. Once the desired shape is reached, we “knock it off” and flame torched to add our maker’s mark finishing the piece off. Now it is put away to relax in 520 degrees Celsius heat- this is called the annealing process, which takes a further 12 hours. Each piece is lovingly created, to nest within each other, perfect for the Christmas table nibbles, and is dishwasher safe.
Glass bowl Nest was made by glass artists Faerie Fleur, in Tamborine Mountain. We love blowing glass and take great pride in creating such works for you. Do you want to know a little secret? Once you have tried glassblowing for yourself, you will see the magic that comes together in the moments of making your own piece. It really is exhilarating when you finish a piece and “get to put it away”.
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