Well, this Fall has been a series of furnace issues! Owning and managing a glassblowing studio is not for the faint of heart, the risk-averse, or those on a tight budget! Ouch!   Last year we had to rewire our furnace with a high-temperature wire that cost a pretty penny. This year we emptied the…

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Annually we must do maintenance on our electrical glass furnace. Maintenance includes checking the elements, the electrical connections, and the crucible. If the electrical needs work or the crucible is damaged, you must cut the power off to the furnace. Before that happens, the crucible or pot must be empty. Our pot, when it is full,…

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