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Practicing Furnace Glassblowing at the Kitchen Table: Shear-Trimming Lips

Bill Gudenrath shows how you can practice glassblowing from home. In this video, Bill demonstrates shear-tripping lips with cardboard and scissors. William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, lecturer, and teacher. He is an authority on historical hot glassworking techniques from ancient Egypt through the Renaissance, and has presented lectures and demonstrations throughout the world. Resident adviser for The Studio, Gudenrath ensures excellence in the facility and its programs, and regularly teaches introductory and advanced courses in Venetian techniques Video credits: Bill Gudenrath, Resident Advisor at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass Amy Schwartz, Producer Jack Evenson, Editor, Technical Manager Owen Gudenrath, Camera Operator Ellis Dulchin, Research Assistant Video excerpts of glassblowing processes were taken from the free digital online resources The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian Glassworking ( and The Techniques of Renaissance Venetian-Style Glassworking ( by William Gudenrath.