The art of glass blowing is quite exciting. However, to ensure that there are no mishaps while you are creating a glass art using this technique, here is a guide to all the essential safety tips that will come in handy.

Appropriate Dressing

Avoid wearing flowing and loose clothes, clothes made of synthetic or any other fabrics which are flammable, any metal or dangling ornaments/jewellery and open-toed footwear.

Opt for long-sleeved shirts, trousers or any other piece of clothing that is made out of flannel or thick cotton and close-toed footwear. Make sure that you also have long gloves to cover your arm and UV & IR protected glasses to cover your eyes.

Concentrate

Do not engage in glass blowing if you are not able to concentrate completely. You cannot afford any distraction and will have to stay focused to avoid any mishaps or mistakes that might cause all your efforts to go in vain.

Be Prepared

Even after taking all these safety measures, you need to be prepared for the worst. Keep the emergency exit doors always accessible and uncluttered so that it becomes easy to evacuate in case a fire breaks out.

Furthermore, fire extinguishers and first aid kit should always be made available. Any unnecessary tools or materials should be kept away from the work area.

A few other tips:

● Don’t swing the glass towards any person or above the height of your shoulder
● Don’t raise the blowpipe higher than you head level● Keep the glass angled towards the floor when you are moving it
● Walk carefully with the hot glass

If you are creating a glass art in a group or with someone, make sure that they adhere to these safety advices too, even if they are trying to see or understand what you are trying to do.

There are many other such safety rules. If you are keen on enhancing your knowledge about this glass art, you should enroll yourself for a glass art workshop. There you will be taught every nuance of the art and how to do it safely.

Author's Bio: 

Anamika is a art lover and love to write about arts and crafts in her leisure. To preserve glass art one must enroll for glass art workshop .