practiced by a skilled team.
The process begins with the overlayer, who dips a
blowpipe into the 2300 degree furnace, spins it
around to gather clear glass and then blows a little
Meanwhile, the color droper lifts up a molten bar of
colored glass and lets it droop over onto the
bubble. The overlayer snips off the "prescribe"
color drop and rolls it smooth around the bubble.
When the lip is smooth and right (never perfect),
the trimmer gently knocks the glass off of the rod,
and presses the glassybaby stamp on the bottom.
The final step is putting the hand-blown glassybaby
into the annealing ovens, which cools the
glassybaby very slowly to room temperature.
A glassybaby is Born
24 hours later, the glassybaby are as cool as they
are beautiful. They are now released from the oven
and into the world.