Glass Terms and Techniques

 Electroformingis a metal forming process that modifies components through electrodepostion on an item or form. The part is produced by a chemical disposition of a conductive layer on a base form. All of our electroformed pieces are copper plated and vary in different patinas.

Heady Glass- is a term used to distinguish high-quality blown glass art that have bold and daring designs while maintaining functionality. These are unique, one-of-a-kind pieces that are often collected.

Scientific glassrefers to borosilicate glass pieces that are made with ground glass-on-glass joints.

Borosilicate- (aka 'boro') is a type of glass made with silica and borontrioxide as the main glass constituents making it known to be more resistant to thermal shock/heat.

Fumedfumed glass is created when a glass artist takes a piece of .999 silver or gold and attaches it to a molten glass rod. This rod is then held into the flame and as it heats the silver/gold vaporizes and leaves deposits of these metals onto the glass. It is this process that gives fumed glass it's distinctive iridescent hue(s).

Bong- bong (also known as a water pipe) is a filtration device generally used for smoking cannabistobacco, or other herbal substances.