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Sculpting Glass

There is something marvelous about glass.  It can behave like clay, stone, honey, wax and have a continuum of plasticity by just changing its temperature.  I sometimes us a common ‘butter knife’ to move the glass around as well as razor blades, picks, tweezers, pliers.  You can use any tool that does not catch fire and does not leave a residue.  Graphite is probably the most used substance for sculpting glass.  It does not melt and does not leave much of a residue.