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A logical followup to the video on capping. This 20 minute deep dive into making a good starter bubble starts to get at one of the most important relationships in the glassblowing process.
They say that how it ends usually depends on how it starts, so train yourself to look at the starter bubble with a critical eye and put yourself on the path to a successful piece.
Intro - 0:00
Gather - 2:10
Temperature - 3:13
Temp - 4:27
Shape - 6:43
Demo w/ thin sides - 8:26
Demo w/ thin tip - 10:07
Wrapup - 12:34