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Discover The Amazing Beauty And Skill Behind Glassblowing

Picture of Freire Barnes
Art & Design Editor
Updated: 2 January 2017
With temperatures reaching a scorching 2,400 °F, glassblowing is a hot job. Culture Trip met up with Elliot Walker to see the age old craft of glassblowing in action.

Glassmaking has been around for centuries with the first known example of glass bottles found at a 2nd millennium BC site in Iran. For the second video of our In The Studio art series, we went south of the river to London Glassblowing, one of Europe’s leading glassmaking workshop. Set up by Peter Layton in 1976, the working hot-glass studio holds a variety of demonstrations and classes as well as exhibit a cornucopia of glassware in their gallery that can be viewed and bought. Elliot Walker, an exceptionally skilled glassblower, showed us the art of turning molten glass using the mold-blowing technique into a beautiful piece of Murano glassware .

London Glassblowing, 62-66 Bermondsey Street, London, SE1 3UD +44 20 7403 2800.