Transparent or coloured crystal can be further embellished with artwork such as 24k silver and gold leaf, folded into the single piece using different techniques to get amazing effects.
Mouth-blown moulding is certainly one of the most ancient glass and crystal making techniques. With the support of an iron blowing-pipe, the crystal master takes a quantity of glowing “bolo” – crystal paste – and starts blowing air until it reaches the desired shape.
With this type of manual process, small and large pieces made of molds are produced.
The press is mainly used for glasses, small gift items such as candy boxes, handkerchiefs, candlesticks, ornaments, that is, all the shapes where we want them to be the same as the other, but nevertheless the production constraint of large quantities.
Centrifugal machining produces circular, concave objects, even with remarkable crystal thickness, such as cups, table centers, bathroom sinks …
This series production needs a few finishing touches.
Injection molding allows in one operation to add to the mouth-blowned superior part,a stem,a foot, or a base, even in very imaginative shapes.
The blower is a semiautomatic machine that replaces the stationary blow molding to obtain objects with various shapes, rich in facets, angles, decorations and designs born in the body of the object, such as glasses, jars, perfume bottles, bottles …