Re: Re: "..., melting and winding...."
Re: Re: "..., melting and winding...." -- Beadman Post Reply Edit Forum Where am I?
Posted by: Beadman Post Reply
08/21/2019, 06:27:23

The similarities, but more importantly the differences between furnace-wound beads and lampworked wound beads was first presented by Peter Francis in 1982, in his paper for The Glass Trade Bead Conference (Rochester, NY, published in 1983). However I had a discussion with him about this topic in 1979 or 1980. It was Peter who helped my make these distinctions.

Lampwork beads are derived from the process of melting preformed canes at a "lamp." Nowadays, a torch.

In contradistinction, in the making of furnace-wound beads, the worker removes a small quantity of hot melted glass from a crucible, and attenuates it into a trail—and thereupon makes a wound bead. So there is "winding," but not "heating" as is required in lampworking. The glass is already hot and liquid.


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