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Here are pictures of Geoffrey creating a Filligrana design

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After making a gather of hot glass, Geoffrey makes a cylinder called a blank.

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He rolls the hot blank over the hot shards in a process called knurling.

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Rolling the work on the Marver helps to shape.

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After the repetative process of heating, straightening, and shaping the glass is ready to be formed.

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Moving to his work bench he is able to better shape the final product.

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Once the marble is seperated from the pipe he begins the finishing process.


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Throughout the entire process Geoffrey uses calipers to measure the size.

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Once the shards are attached to the blank, Geoffrey straightens them.

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Using a tongs he slowly forms a Jack line which will allow him to seperate the work from the pipe.

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He is constantly reheating the glass to shape and prevent thermal shock.

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The finishing process is to make the surface consistant and clear then it goes to the Annealing oven


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Geoffrey then goes to the oven to pick up the previously created hot shards for the design.

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He then flashes the work in the glory hole to raise the temperate back to a safe workable one.

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