‘Graal’ is the Swedish for grail and derives from the mediaeval Latin for ‘gradalis’ meaning bowl or chalice.
Developed in 1916, by the master glassmakers at Orrefors, it is still one of the most technically
challenging of all hot glass techniques.
An overlay is made, cooled, decorated with engraving and sand carving, reheated, picked up on the blowing iron and made into a goblet. We will be making these generously sized white & clear
goblets with new complex patterns.
Below images of the second stage of the process the pick up through to making.
Overlay and embryo making to come soon.
Embryos in the kiln ready for pick up
On the Blowing Iron
Heating in to smooth the textured sand engraving
Marvering the embryo
Air blown into embryo
Stem Foot & Punty added
Into the Lehr to cool overnight.