How its Made

How it's Made

Alex Fritz Glass

Alex Fritz uses a technique of glassblowing called flameworking, or lampworking. This technique involves using a torch to melt rods and tubes of glass together and then blowing, twisting, and pulling them to acquire the desired shapes. The glass that is used is borosilicate, or pyrex glass. Borosilicate melts at a higher temperature than most of the glasses traditionally used for glass blowing and therefore needs to be worked in a hotter torch.

For coloration Alex uses colored glass as well as silver and gold fume. The recent technological developments in lampworking equipment and materials have allowed Alex to pioneer new techniques and create bold original works that would have been impossible to create in years past.

*Custom Colors Available upon request. Great for Weddings!

Video filmed and edited by Gary Jacobs.

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