by Birgit Categories: glass, glass studio, toolsTags: employment, gaffer, head gaffer, Jason Stropko Leave a comment
glassmaker’s tools in the glass studio
Here are a selection of tools made especially for working with hot molten glass as well as some more familiar ones that you will recognise from home diy projects.
On the far left is a cork yoga block that Jason cut into half, glued to a sheet of plywood and turned into a tool that can shape molten glass. He often uses this one when he is making blown glass chestnuts for example. Keep an eye on other studio photographs and you might spot him using it. He calls this a cork paddle.