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Flameworking/Lampworking: Overview

Introduction to library resources on flameworking/lampworking techniques. More information is available through the library catalog or by using the Rakow's Ask a Librarian service.

Definition

This guide provides a selective list of print and multimedia resources about flameworking (also called lampworking) techniques. For additional information, please search our library catalog or contact a reference librarian through our Ask a Librarian service.

Flameworking is the technique of forming objects from rods and tubes of glass that, when heated in a flame, become soft and can be manipulated into the desired shape. Formerly, the source of the flame was an oil or paraffin lamp used in conjunction with foot-powered bellows; today, gas-fueled torches are used.

Term Variations: Lampworking; Torchworking, At-the-flame; Glassblowing

 

 

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Do you work with glass? Are you a glass blower, lamp worker, beader, artist, crafter, or maker?

Consider contributing to our artist files! Learn more on the library's Guide to Artist Files

A folder with your name on it will be added to the Rakow Research Library's artist files and available for use by researchers, other artists, and any interested member of the public. 

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