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Education And Training

It may be difficult to find classes in glassblowing. Check local schools or colleges, especially those that specialize in fine or industrial art. If you know of a local glassmaker or glassblower, ask to become an apprentice. You might also ask glassmakers how they got started in the field and if they would recommend any programs or classes in your area. In addition, glassblowing schools offer instructional courses on the Web with supplementary videotapes.

Glassblowers and glassmakers need a lot of patience, dexterity, and precision. If you are a perfectionist, glassmaking may be an appropriate field for you. Also, you must be able to tolerate exposure to intense heat, which is part of the process.

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