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With a back ground in stained glass and fusing I began melting glass over a torch in 2004. The technical term is know as lampworking but it is also described as flameworking, beadmaking or torching.

Lampworking is an ancient art form that flourished in Italy in the 1300s. The name originated due to the fact that the first glass beads were made by melting glass over oil lamps. Today, we use natural gas or propane/oxygen mix torches.

All of my lampwork pieces go right from the torch (Carlisle Mini CC) into a 965 degree kiln (Skutt GM10F) where they digitally cool down to anneal over a period of about 8 hours. This annealing process strengthens the glass after it's been melted and manipulated in the flame of my torch. After returning to room temperature in the kiln, they are removed from the mandrel and meticulously cleaned with a…

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  • Born on March 18
  • Joined August 31, 2007

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Lampwork by Julie

About

With a back ground in stained glass and fusing I began melting glass over a torch in 2004. The technical term is know as lampworking but it is also described as flameworking, beadmaking or torching.

Lampworking is an ancient art form that flourished in Italy in the 1300s. The name originated due to the fact that the first glass beads were made by melting glass over oil lamps. Today, we use natural gas or propane/oxygen mix torches.

All of my lampwork pieces go right from the torch (Carlisle Mini CC) into a 965 degree kiln (Skutt GM10F) where they digitally cool down to anneal over a period of about 8 hours. This annealing process strengthens the glass after it's been melted and manipulated in the flame of my torch. After returning to room temperature in the kiln, they are removed from the mandrel and meticulously cleaned with a diamond bit in an electric dremel.

I am a self representing artist (#V22), which means that I belong to a group of artists who proclaim that their work is in fact, made by themselves. All of my lampwork is crafted by me in my home studio. Each item is unique and embraces the charm of not looking mass produced.

Here is where you'll find my artisan crafted glasswork online:

https://www.facebook.com/jcvanember

https://www.facebook.com/juliechristielampwork?ref=tn_tnmn

https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/lampworkbyjulie?ref=hdr_shop_menu


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