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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)

A Happy Family of 7 Elephants - Glass Sculpture
This art work is inspired from the very popular “Happy Family of Elephants” in Kerala which i..
Amber Ganesha - Handmade Glass Decorative
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Amber Twist - Glass Flamework Earring
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Aqua Blue with White Lines - Fantastic Handmade Glass Decorative Easter Egg
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Artificial Glass Fishes in Aquarium - Lampworking
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Bal Ganesha - Flamework Artifact
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Black Polka Dots Tiny Boro Glass Easter Egg with Complimentary Stand
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Blue Cute Fish - Handmade Glass Pendant
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Blue Ganesha - Borosilicate Glass Burnerwork
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Blue Hanging Glass Bird - Christmas Ornament - Handmade Lampworking
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Blue Polka Pattern Flowers on White Base - Handmade Flame-working Borosilicate Glass Easter Egg
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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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Bunny Rabbit - Glass Decor
Bunny Rabbit - Glass Decor
Glass Sculpture
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Burner Working Large Sea Horse on Stand - Handmade Glass Art
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Burnerwork Clear Ganesha (Big)
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Calico Pendant - Handmade Glass Jewellery
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Charging Bull - Glass Desk Decor
This spectacular charging bull needs no introduction.  It is famous for its aggression, powe..
Cute Little Hanging Glass Bird
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Dholakia Ganesha - Glass Decor
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DJ Ganesha - Imaginative Glass Decor
Lord Ganesh is one of the most popular gods.  His presence has been witnessed in different f..
Dolphin Pendant - Handmade Glass Jewelry
This is indeed unique !!!!!  Handmade and specially crafted for the purpose. Something Europ..
Emerald Ganesha - Borosilicate Glass
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Fiery Drop Pendant - Glass
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Flame Working Bubbly Blue Dolphins - Boro Glass Home Decor - Handmade Glass Artwork
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Flame working Handmade Peacock - Glass Animal Figurine
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Flameworking Sea Horse - Glass Handmade Desk Decor
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Gajkarna Ganesha - Glass Decorative
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Ganesha Parade - Made to Order Wedding Gift - Wooden Boxes and Glass Ganesha Combination
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Glass Faces - Custom Made Glass Casting for Special Purpose
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Glass Toffees - Handmade Glass Flameworking - Crafting Supplies
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Golden and Black Stripes on Art Glass Easter Egg with Complimentary Stand
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Green Chilli - Handmade Glass Beads
Green Chilli - Handmade Glass Beads
Glass Crafting Supplies
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Hanging Glass Bird - Christmas Ornament - Handmade Lampworking
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Innocent Bull - Glass Desk Decor
"Masculine Bull" says it all… taking life by the horns, charging full steam ahead, a willingnes..
Jade Green Ganesha - Borosilicate Glass Flameworking
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Japanese Monk - Glass Decorative
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Leopard - Borosilicate Glass Animal
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Lite Brown Ganesha with Base
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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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Lucid Ganesha (Small)
Lucid Ganesha (Small)
Glass Sculpture
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Made for Each Other
Made for Each Other
Glass Sculpture
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Milky White Ganesha - Handcrafted Glass Sculpture
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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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Orange Dots - Glass Handmade Beads
Orange Dots - Glass Handmade Beads
Glass Crafting Supplies
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Pagadi Ganesha Resting
Pagadi Ganesha Resting
Glass Sculpture
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