Venetian Glass Lampworking
The mandrel wound technique I use is ancient. This technique is known as Lampwork. Using a torch system I melt a variety of glasses around a steel mandrel. Each design is achieved by layering and manipulating different colors and types of glass. Often silver, gold and enamels are included in my designs.
Each glass object is then annealed in a kiln; a precise and slow process. This assures a high quality object that will not break.
~ Marj Bates Studio