A temporary handle attached to the glass piece in work where a "cold touch" of glass to glass to glass will break off easily when the piece is finished.
A solid tipped rod, with hollow or solid shaft, to take glass from pipe so the lip can be worked and for paperweights. Also used for gathering glass for hot bits of various shapes. Usually 54" long like pipes, 1/2" tip most common. Homemade from surplus solid rod $5-8. Solid: A.R.T.Co. $26. Hollow
Alternative term for pontil
Is the hot glass or gathering that is placed on the receiving pipe for transferring the glass work that is currently connected to the blowpipe. The technique used to change the end of the glass that is being worked on.
Most often a solid tipped rod with a hollow or solid shaft that is used to take the glass from the pipe so the lip can be formed.
Also called the pontil, a solid metal rod about five feet long that is used to hold a piece during the glass blowing process. An amount of hot glass is gathered on the end of it and it is then attached to the free end of the glass.
A solid steel rod used to pick up and transfer hot glass during the glass blowing and forming process