Glass blowing in front of glory hole in Rothschild & Bickers hot workshop
Behind the scenes | November 2021

Spinning out glass - making a vintage light

When we are making larger more open designs such as our Vintage Light, the raw heat of the glory hole and the centrifugal action of the iron spinning blend to form the glass shade. The video below ...

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Glass blowing at Rothschild & Bickers hot workshop making mineral pendant lights
Behind the scenes | October 2021

Marbling glass - making Mineral Pendants

The liquid nature of glass makes it the ideal material to recreate delicate veins and intricate patterns, the properties that make precious stones such as Marble and Malachite so desirable. Layers ...

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Glass blowing in Rothschild & Bickers hot workshop making organic clear glass pendant light
Behind the scenes | May 2021

Organic forms - making a liquid light

Glass is gathered out of the furnace at 1100 c onto a blowing iron. This soft material is then blown and shaped using tools and calipers. Due to the centrifugal motion of the blowing irons the easi...

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Grinding glass shade at Rothschild & Bickers workshop
Behind the scenes | January 2021

Cutting & Grinding with diamond encrusted tools

When a shade is being made in the hot workshop it is connected to the blowing iron by what we call a punty (small pad of hot glass) which acts as a bridge between the glass form and the metal. At t...

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