February 24, 2018
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Category: Glass Blowing

What is this Switch Ball Stuff and what is a bender back??

Switch Ball –  Bender Back Style In this video Steve K. will attempt to teach how to make a switch ball with the bender back style. Go the Bender Back way! There are a lot of ways to make a wig wag on some lined tubing.  This is the last technique I learned to do […]

Bringing in the new year with Elev8 Presents

How Elev8 Premier does the New Year How do you end the year and bring in the new one?  Matt Z. at Elev8 Premier ends the year with a rig and starts the new year with a rig.  As time is short and he stretches his skill set, he did this year a little different.  […]

Fuming with Silver

Fuming with Silver and Learning to Wrap and Rake Color Fuming is one of the first things I had to learn thanks to Bob Snodgrass.  The next was wrap and rake, not sure where that came from, probably Italy.  Fuming with silver will allow you to get that amazing color changing effect.  This will allow […]

Making a ribbon cane is cool!

Ribbon cane looks so dope!   I love ribbons in glass!!  I love the inside out technique that makes that ribbon just POP like one of those snakes from Beetle Juice.  This was one of the first things I had to learn more than 12 years ago.  So how do you make these things?? In […]

Talking with Matt Z from Elev8 Premier

I have been spinning glass since 2006. I started blowing glass out of a small shop in the backyard of Steve’s house, I was working with Steve building vaporizers and we needed somebody to make the glass parts we use on the silver surfer vaporizer. Steve asked me if I was willing to learn how […]

A little glass and shop talk with Jeff

Elev8 Premier talks a little glass blowing and management with Jeff E. Jeff has been working at the glass blowing trade for near 7 years and has worked up to be the shot caller at Elev8 Premier while blowing glass. Functional work is what he likes most keeping it simple and clean. This is one […]

Blowing Glass: One of a Kind Enjoy Cups by ELEV8 Premier

Looking for a stylish way to get your drink on? Looking for the ideal gift for someone who has everything? Check out these unique Enjoy Glass cups, shown here being made by ELEV8 founder and lead Glass Blower, Steve Kelnhofer.  

Blowing Glass: Mini Tube Rig (Time Lapse)

Ever wonder what it takes to make a custom Mini Tube rig? Watch as blower Matt Z (@mattzglass) from the ELEV8 Premier Studio and School meticulously creates liquid art.

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