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Handcrafted glass paperweights

handcrafted glass paperweight by master artist Rick Ayotte
A Rick Ayotte paperweight

I came across handcrafted glass paperweights after reading a pamphlet explaning how to make paperweights in resin. As beautiful as it was, I realized that glass paperweights would be more interesting to do. But how?

I had already worked with glass and made some glass beads but I realized I wanted something more unique.

Unfortunately, I also realized that this craft was way too complicated to do at home and so I just abandoned the idea but kept my interest in it.

 

 

How handcrafted glass paperweight are made

You need to have a proper workshop with expensive tools to make a paperweight, but mostly you need an efficient oven to melt the glass, special stamps and a vacuum pump to remove the air bubbles from the glass (see here as well as an example)

You make the decorations and sculptures inside the paperweight with smaller lamps and tools also used to make glass beads.

 

And here just a corollary video which shows you how to make glass sculptures. You can either leave them as stand-alone objects or integrate them in a paperweight.

Another great video with artist Josh Simpson

 

Antique glass paperweights

 

Glass paperweight blanks

www.photoweights.com, not really the same thing but interesting for home-based crafts projects

 

My Paperweights Links

Ayotte Glass Studio Contact and Gallery Information

 

 
Welcome to Touchstone Glass!

L.H.Selmann, paperweight dealer

Art of Venice, murano glass galley goblets, vases, sculptures, paperweights

 

 
 
Delaware Valley Chapter-Paperweight Collectors Association

 

Glass Gallery - Personal collection of lampwork beads created by artisan Ania Kyte of TurtleBeads Studio, B.C., Canada.

 

Glass Line - Vol.19, Index

 

International Society of Glass Beadmakers

 

Lenda Dewyer - Lampwork Glass Beads and Jewelry

 

Ocean Gold Apple 22 ct gold in surface - Alum Bay - Yelverton Paperweight Centre

 

Josh Simpson Contemporary Glass

 

The Glass Gallery of Art with Antique Paperweights Modern Paperweights, Glass Jewelry, Marbles

 
 
Glass Attic

 

Banford Glass Paperweights - Fine Glass Paperweights, Art Glass and Hot Glass since 1973

 

 
Paperweights for sale - buy quality glass paperweights online from the Yelverton Paperweight Centre

 

Paperweights from Hafod Grange, an ideal gift for all occasions

 

Yasutomo Fine Art Materials, Crafts Supplies and Writing Instruments

handcrafted glass paperweights, style millefiori, typical of Murano, Venice, Italy

 

 

 

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