© Virtue Flame Works 2018
Flameworks
Here at Virtue Flame Works, we provide a state-of-the-art facility to culture the perfect creative environment suited for any glass artist. The studio consists of 26 lampworking stations, two tables of eight and two sections of 5 stations. Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil-fueled lamps. Lampworking became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a furnace as the primary heat source, although torches are also used. There are multiple types of glass to work in as well. We cater to both borosilicate and soft glass lampworkers. Hope to see you soon!

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Virtue Flame Fest 2018
© Virtue Flame Works 2018
Flameworks
Here at Virtue Flame Works, we provide a state-of-the-art facility to culture the perfect creative environment suited for any glass artist. The studio consists of 26 lampworking stations, two tables of eight and two sections of 5 stations. Lampworking is a type of glasswork where a torch or lamp is primarily used to melt the glass. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements. It is also known as flameworking or torchworking, as the modern practice no longer uses oil- fueled lamps. Lampworking became widely practiced in Murano, Italy in the 14th century. In the mid 19th century lampwork technique was extended to the production of paperweights, primarily in France, where it became a popular art form, still collected today. Lampworking differs from glassblowing in that glassblowing uses a furnace as the primary heat source, although torches are also used. There are multiple types of glass to work in as well. We cater to both borosilicate and soft glass lampworkers. Hope to see you soon!