The hot glass workshop: the beating heart of the glassworks
The glassworkers gather a ball of molten glass from the furnace, which is kept at a constant temperature, on their hollow pipes.
The master glassworker starts by blowing a bubble into the glass, either in the open air or into a wooden mould.
After blowing, tweezers, shears and wooden blocks are used to give the glass the desired shape.
The talent of master glassworkers lies in their expert skills of blowing and turning this ball of glass, which is at a temperature of more than 800°C.