Category: Glass Blowing

How to melt frit into glass for a pipe, cup or anything you want

Frit is an amazing glass form that is easy to use.  We have heard people say they struggle with melting in frit.  This is mostly because they are not using enough heat to melt in the frit.  In this video, we will go over the best way to get the frit melted in so you […]

How And Why Do Pipes Change Color?

This is a really neat phenomenon in the glass world.  To help answer this we must take a step back into history.  Some of the first glass pipes to come to the scene that are color changing pipes were from a guy named Bob Snodgrass.  This guy stumbled on to the fact that if you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Matt Z Glass Blowing Artist 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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