- This manufacturer in Murano invented a centrifuge machine and technique that spins molten glass into discs that are then manipulated by hand into various organic shapes. During the process varying colors and finishes are applied to the glass. Still warm pieces are put through an annealing process in a tunnel oven to cool them slowly so they do not explode. The annealing process can take anywhere from hours to many days, depending on the thickness of the glass. and Annealing is a process of slowly cooling glass to relieve internal stresses after it was formed. The process may be carried out in a temperature-controlled kiln known as a Lehr. Glass which has not been annealed is liable to crack or shatter when subjected to a relatively small temperature change or mechanical shock. Annealing glass is critical to its durability. If glass is not annealed, it will retain many of the thermal stresses caused by quenching and significantly decrease the overall strength of the glass. (from Wikipedia)
- Additional Materials: Art Glass
- Care Instructions: Hand wash
- Food safe
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