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Zebra Platter

Art Glass Platter

Created by John Gibbons
This is a lengthy process of glass blowing techniques. Gibbons has to first blow a white glass cup, about the size of a pint glass, and put it into a 1000 degree oven for later use. Then, he begins rolling up black rods of glass onto a clear bubble, which are twisted into a spiral. Next, a hole is poked on the side of the bubble and a new blow pipe is placed into the hole while shattering off the old blow pipe. This twisted black bubble of glass is then blown into the white cup and then blown and shaped into a platter.

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