Category: Glass Blowing

Elev8 Your Wedding With Custom Glasses Made With Love

AN ELEV8ED WEDDING Are you special?  Well, for sure you are and you deserve that special wedding glass set that lets everyone know how special you are.  These Elev8 wedding glasses are handcrafted with love in Colorado Springs by me Steve Kelnhofer at the Elev8 Premier Glass Blowing Studio.  When you are toasting these cups […]

How to put a window in glass and switch the axis

Learn To Put A Window In Glass And Switch The Axis In this tutorial, we will go through how to put a window on the end of a tube and then flip the axis of the glass so the window is on the side and not the top or bottom. The first thing you need is […]

Get To Know Scott with Griffin Glass Tools

Griffin Glass Tools Are Top of the Line! Walking threw CHAMPS we got a chance to meet up with the one and only Scott Griffin of Griffin Glass Tools.  I personally know the tools they make are top of the line as we have 16-foot pedals running at our studio. Griffin glass is out of […]

Elev8 Presents Glass Reviews Judging System

The System We Use To Judge Glass Here at Elev8 Presents, we wanted to try our best at reviewing glass.  The biggest thing I see out there with glass reviews is that the glass is being reviewed by someone that has little or no experience as a glass blower.  Without the years of knowledge, I […]

ELEV8 Presents: Interview’s Noble Glass

Emric dishes out some goodness about Noble Glass Here we sit down with Emric and learn that they are celebrating their 10 year anniversary!  All I can say is that is so dope! and congratulations!  These guys are the only big time soft glass water pipe manufacturer that I have seen in the last 10 […]

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.  […]

Glass Blowing 101: 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 […]

Glass Blowing 101: Making Ribbon Cane

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 […]
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