BBC Learning Zone Clips

CLIP 13950

Hand blowing glass

Hand blowing glass
Key Info
  • Hand blowing glass
  • Duration: 03:58
  • Paul Martin visits Stourbridge and is introduced to the historic art of hand blown glass. Charlotte Hughes-Martin demonstrates the processes involved in hand blowing glass, from shaping the molten glass, turning, blowing and finally finishing in the kiln. Hand blown glass plays an important part of our creative industrial heritage.
  • Subject:

    Art and Design


    Working in Creative Industries

  • Keywords: furnace, rod, glass, object, shape, kiln, handmade, PaulMartin'sHandmadeRevolution
Ideas for use in class
  • Glass working is today one of the foremost areas of our creative industries. The technique of glass blowing is well documented here and provides a clear insight in to an age old skill, still practiced today.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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