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Burner & Flame Work (Glass Craft)

Flame working is a type of glasswork where a torch or burner is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as burner working or lampworking, Although lack of a precise definition for flameworking makes it difficult to determine when this technique was first developed, the earliest verifiable flameworked glass is probably a collection of beads thought to date to the fifth century BC. Flame working became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid-19th century flamework technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Flameworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a furnace.

Early flameworking was done in the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe. Most artists today use burners that burn either propane or natural gas, or in some countries butane, for the fuel gas, mixed with either air or pure oxygen as the oxidizer.

The process in this craft form is fairly simple but it needs exceptional levels of skill sets, imagination and patient to execute the same. A glass piece has to be heated up in front of a burner flame until it get in to temperature at which the glass piece can be converted in to any desired shape with the help of certain tools using free hand techniques. This stage generally arrives at around 500 degree Celsius. To keep the glass piece retain it shape the artisan continuously has to keep it rotating at different direction at high speed so that the glass doesn’t melt too fast and drips away.  

Flameworking is used to create artwork, including beads, figurines, marbles, small vessels, Christmas tree ornaments, and much more. It is also used to create scientific instruments as well as glass models of animal and botanical subjects.

The city of Firozabad in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India has many artisans practicing this art form.

Burner & Flame Work (Glass Craft)

Glass Faces - Custom Made Glass Casting for Special Purpose
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Blue Hanging Glass Bird - Christmas Ornament - Handmade Lampworking
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Cute Little Hanging Glass Bird
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DJ Ganesha - Imaginative Glass Decor
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Flame Working Bubbly Blue Dolphins - Boro Glass Home Decor - Handmade Glass Artwork
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Ganesha Parade - Made to Order Wedding Gift - Wooden Boxes and Glass Ganesha Combination
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Pair of Love Birds White and Black - Boro Glass - Flameworking Artwork
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Pair of Naughty Blue Horses - Home Decor - Lamp Working Handmade Boro Glass Art
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Precision By Hands - Small White Wild Horse - Home Decor - Boro Glass Handmade Artwork
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Symmetry of Dots - Blue Dots on White Base - Marble Like Handmade Glass Easter Egg
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Tempestuous - Rousing Bull
Tempestuous - Rousing Bull
Glass Sculpture
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Aqua Blue with White Lines - Fantastic Handmade Glass Decorative Easter Egg
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Black Polka Dots Tiny Boro Glass Easter Egg with Complimentary Stand
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Blue with Golden Lines Amazing Handmade Glass Decorative Easter Egg
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Boro Glass Handmade Toothpick Holder - Flameworking Glass Artifact
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Burner Working Large Sea Horse on Stand - Handmade Glass Art
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Golden and Black Stripes on Art Glass Easter Egg with Complimentary Stand
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Hanging Glass Bird - Christmas Ornament - Handmade Lampworking
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Lord Krishna - Made of Glass - Rare Violet Color
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Lotus Design Handmade Glass Candle Holder - Boro Glass Blown Working Artifacts
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Mother and Child - Glass Artifact  - Double Decker Colorful Pebbles Filled Turtle
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My Cute Little Kitty - Handmade Boro Glass Desk Decor - Flameworking
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Playing Dolphins Home Décor - Handmade Boro Glass Artwork - Flameworking
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Red Polka Dot Flower With Lavender Background Glass Easter Egg
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