Making a Large Receiver

At Redhouse Glassworks, The Cone, Stuart Crystal, Stourbridge, England, a large receiver or glass flask is being made in the traditional way. Graham Reed of Scotia Glass Technology attaches a lump of glass to the end of a large metal tube and a bubble is created by blowing. It is rolled and shaped, re-heated and suspended to elongate it. It is then placed in a shaped container and a fitted covering is applied which shapes it into the desired form.

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shot on 5th March, 1999. Camera: Chris Morphet.