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« on: July 19, 2012 11:19:28 AM »

Hi there. Recently I've been seriously thinking about taking a glass/lampworking class, and I have just a few quick questions: How creatively satisfying is the craft?
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What type of projects can be made with glass and it's processes?
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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012 10:11:36 PM »

          What type of projects can be made with glass and it's processes?
there are tons of things made of glass.  Even if you just mean lampworking, that includes sculpture, lab glass, neon, beads, glassware... the list is only limited by your imagination

          How creatively satisfying is the craft?
Depends on if you enjoy it.  I love it, others never get it going.  I mostly make beads, vessels, and small sculptures, but the possibilities are endless.

One thing to consider; it's an expensive hobby.  I recently got back into it, and have spent over $1000 in the last six months for tools and supplies, including the very basic Hot Head torch, but no kiln.  It also doesn't include the gas and electricity I use when torching.  Oh, and I use the less expensive soft glass.  
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2013 11:15:48 PM »

Now a days glass are being used in day to day life mostly by everyone. Almost all items used by us are made of glass. There are so many projects on glass are there to learn.
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« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013 12:00:42 PM »

I make plates, bowls and hanging wall/window art from fused glass. It is incredibly satisfying for me and totally addictive, though not for everyone. And it is expensive.
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