Bowl 17

Once all wraps have been added the piece is heated again in the glory hole until the lip is so soft that it almost folds onto itself. The centrifugal force flares the piece into a bowl shape. The speed of the spinning rod and the angle at which it is held determine the final shape of the bowl. The rod is then lightly tapped with a wooden mallet causing a vibration that separates the piece from the punty rod. The bowl is then put into an oven at almost 900 degrees Fahrenheit. There it slowly cools overnight to alleviate any stress in the glass.