Glass from 1960’s/70’s Swedish Design exhibition at the Textile Museum. I refer you to an older post at my other blog (DawnTreader’s Picture Book) to see more of the green glass. To see more posts from the Textile Museum on this blog, click on that label below.
Three of Sweden’s most famous glassworks are nowadays merged into one company, Orrefors Kosta Boda. Back in the 70’s I visited at least the latter two; where the objects in this exhibition were also probably made.
Glassblower at Kosta Glassworks (photo from Swedish Wikipedia article)
“The process of free-blowing involves the blowing of short puffs of air into a molten portion of glass which is gathered at one end of the blowpipe. This has the effect of forming an elastic skin on the interior of the glass blob that matches the exterior caused by the removal of heat from the furnace. The glassworker can then quickly inflate the molten glass to a coherent blob and work it into a desired shape. --- Skilled workers are capable of shaping almost any vessel forms by rotating the pipe, swinging it and controlling the temperature of the piece while they blow. They can produce a great variety of glass objects, ranging from drinking cups to window glass.” (Wikipedia)