Ring of fire

A deliberately very underexposed photo of a machine used to cut the top off a blown glass form to make a bowl.

The blown form is clamped in upside-down and lowered spinning into this ring of fire, which melts the glass in a circle, basically cutting the bottom off the (upside-down) form, leaving just the bowl part hanging in the machine. It's an interesting process to watch! More info at Glasi Hergiswil

 

The Fire Inside is another photo of the same glassmakers.

 

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Taken on November 17, 2007