The most basic method of glass design, mouth blowing is the first and original method for working with the glass. The mouth blowing process requires placing heated and molten glass into a glass mold or at the end of the blowpipe, which is known as gather. The artist carefully rotates, inflates and swings the blowpipe while keeping a control on the temperature of the gather and incorporating air into the glass. This lets the glass take the intended shape or effect of the mold. Once removed from the mold, the bottom is flattened and the neck is shaped. A pontil (an iron rod used to hold or shape soft glass) is attached to the bottom and the vessel is freed from the blow pipe. The vessel is reheated and further refinements are made to the shape and form.
*Variation in color, size and shape is inherent. Bubbles & flaw marks are considered acceptable due to the nature of manufacturing process.