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November 2010 / December 2010
Safety Tip for Glass Blowers: If you decide to dip your blow pipe in water to crack off the glass then you must make sure that you have your thumb over the mouthpiece. If you don't then hot water will shoot out of it and scald you.
Trivia Time: When was the glass blowpipe developed? Sometime between 300 B.C. & 20 B.C. Also it is considered to be one of the most important invention in the history of glass.
So now if you ever find yourself on Final Jeopardy and the question "When was the glass blowpipe developed?" you can be confident in your decision to bet it all because now you know the answer.
So do you know when and where glass was first manufactured? No clue? Don't worry nobody does. However we do know that the Egyptians are given credit for establishing the first continuous and stable glass industry.
Here is a factoid that you might find interesting. Did you know that before the Christian Era, all glass was colored and since it was so difficult and expensive to make it was considered just as valuable as natural gems.
Remember guys that now is probably the best time to purchase new glass supplies. Many glass blowing studios shut down during the summer months because it is just plain to hot to be working. Thus many companies will offer nice sales to keep all of us "consumers" out there buying.