Erin Dubrow's Profile
No, I am not Italian but my first love comes from 14th century Italy. And, no it was not lampworking that I feel in love with. However, lampworking did become popular in Murano, Italy during the 13rh century. Italy is still known for glass and that was my first love glass. Anything glass. The way it shined, I could not help but touch it. So, for my 21st Birthday my mom got be a class on lampworking. Almost 10 years later I am still working with my same basic welder’s torch (wanting to upgrade soon).
Lampworking, also known as flameworking and tourchworking is a simple concept. Melt long rods of glass (the thickness of straws but closer to 2 feet long) using gas (MAPP, propane, propylene). As simple as the process is, it is complex as the artist wishes based on the artists designs.
But, that is only part of the complexity. The torch makes each rod glow orange and…
- Born on July 23
- Joined June 5, 2011