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Michael Ruh - glass-making, blow by blow

Michael Ruh is a designer of contemporary glass objects, but the method by which he creates them is essentially ancient. Glass is heated in a crucible until it becomes liquid. Michael’s task, shared by his assistant, is to keep the glass hot and in constant motion as he breathes into it and gradually shapes the expanding globe into the form of a jug. The most challenging task is the addition of a handle, which must be applied and looped in a single un-repeatable action.

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