Starting a Glass Blowing Business

Are you interested to know the basics of Glass Blowing and aiming in starting a glass blowing business someday?

We will discuss to you some vital information on learning the art of glass blowing as well as on how you can manage to start on this kind of worthwhile business.

Tips on Starting a Glass Blowing Business

It’s about 3500 years ago when man discovered the art of making glass, and until now we are still astonished on this beautiful artwork. Glass is being formed from melting sands and blowing it into shape using a long tube. Glass blowing is the technique used in making glasses to form it into a nice piece of art with distinctive designs and colors. Technically, mastering the art of glass blowing requires a lot of time, patience, and proper training for you to become a skilled glass blower. It needs proper tools and equipments in order for you to do the process and it also involves a lot of safety measures to avoid injuries like burns and cuts to the skin. In addition, too much exposure to the heat and certain chemicals will have a gradual effect to your health. So it is highly recommended that before you to get involved on this artful craft you should properly educate yourself by attending to certain schools that teaches the science of glass blowing, if ever you can afford to enroll in the course.

How to Get Started in Glass Blowing Business

Normally, it takes years of experience before someone could master the skill in glass blowing. Attending to several workshops will be a great benefit so you can absorb useful tips from the experts in the glass blowing business. During workshops try to gain good relationship with other glass blowers, this is due to the fact that glass blowing also involves teamwork and you can learn from their experiences. If there are chances that you can work with experienced glass blowers as an assistant, grab the opportunity so you could discover practical techniques in executing the tasks.

Read as many instructional books as you can and watch numerous videos that demonstrate the actual glass blowing process. Bear in mind that certain skills are required to become a master glass blower. You must have quick reflexes and dexterity in performing the job. Patience is needed since the work consumes a lot of time and might be uneasy in some of the process. For you to be competent in the business, you should be creative on your designs so you can attract customers to buy your work of art. Remember that your basic goal is to earn from your artwork unless you see it as a hobby. You can sell your pieces of artwork in galleries and exhibits. A jewelry shop is also a good place to display your products or you can post it on social networking sites in the internet. For more details in glass blowing process, you can refer to glassblowing.com.

5 Comments

  • oladunjoye akeem said on May 20, 2014
    i would like to have a details on how to setup a blowing glass company in nigeria
  • Jared Bertotti said on January 22, 2015
    Trying to start a glass blowing business and would like some expert opinions. I live in washinton
  • Johnny Mack said on February 9, 2015
    North Augusta S.C.
  • Haruna Chundusu said on April 20, 2016
    I would love to attend workshops on science lab glass blowing in Nigeria, please help me get any workshop. From Jos Nigeria. I read SLT at diploma level.
  • Ogbu Sunday said on January 2, 2017
    I am in lagos Nigeria, I seriously want to attend glass blowing workshop training as trade. Where can undergo such. Somebody please help me out.

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