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Shanghai Museum of Glass, I remember I have visited the museum about a year ago.

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Very art very atmosphere style, formerly the glass furnace workshop in the SGC (Shanghai Glass Company). There are one year apart between my first visit and my second visit, Shanghai Museum of Glass turned from trial operations to formal operation.

bamboo forests

The bamboo forests at the door, we have seen so much glass elements.

The main colors of the museum

The main colors of the museum is black, black paint glass are everywhere.

Venetian glass

From Venetian glass I start a fantastic journey.

London glasswork

London glasswork technique.

the legend of the forest areas

Germany, the legend of the forest areas.

glass-blowing

From the glass-blowing to flat face, this is really a leap forward.

the lovely glassware

I like this area, the lovely glassware everywhere, made from the glass bar with low melting point.

spider

The spider almost looks genuine, hiding in the corner of the wall and capturing onlookers’ curiosity.

The Swiss painter-created giant mural painting

From our daily life to the technology frontier, the Swiss painter-created giant mural painting makes people understand that the glass exists in every side of our daily life.

The Glass House

The Glass House located between the first floor and the second floor are occupied by numerous silver glass bottles, the middle section is the Pillars of VENINI that VENINI created for 90th anniversary.

Clothes and shoes

Clothes and shoes

African coca leaf

The wonderful inspiration of African coca leaf.

Sea blue

Sea blue. The feeling like silk is not fantasy dreamed, Sea blue is made out of the more than eight-kilometer-long glass silk.

Beautiful capsules

Beautiful capsules.

The jade clothes sewn with gold wire

The jade clothes sewn with gold wire

The people is listening to what the little bird say

The people is listening to what the little bird say.

The second floor in the museum is not just the contemporary Glass Art exhibition areas

The second floor in the museum is not just the contemporary Glass Art exhibition areas.

Qing Dynasty snuff bottles_03

The museum is running a special exhibition themed with ancient glass —— Qing Dynasty snuff bottles in the eighteenth century.

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After about 3000 year’s development, The Chinese glassware has gained worldwide recognition. The glassware in ancient times was always the luxury because of requiring special high-temperature manufacturing condition and high technological requirements.

Qing Dynasty snuff bottles_01

Not only these exquisite snuff bottles became the artworks the noble and royal competed to enjoy, the emperor regarded these snuff bottles as the things awarded.

The red chandelier

We walk through the exhibition hall, a big red chandelier suspended from the ceiling.

The coffee shop_02

This is the coffee shop in Shanghai Museum of Glass.

The coffee shop_01

And compared with the museum black decorations, the coffee shop white decorations is a strong contrast.

The shop

When I pass the shop, there are many different best-selling gifts that are associated with glass.

Apple tree

Apple tree

The cute piglets

The cute piglets

Hot Glass Show Hall

Hot Glass Show Hall

The first step

The first step is to take raw material from a furnace. Two thousand years ago, The invention of glassblowing given by the Syrian craftsmen is interesting.

A yellow mass is heated from time to time

A yellow mass is heated from time to time.

It is sort of like sugar-coated figurine production

It is sort of like sugar-coated figurine production.

The glass goes soft

It heated up very quickly, the glass goes soft.

The stretching of glass

The stretching of glass.

what is this?

what is this?

The master tosses about casually Frit at the high temperature

The master tosses about casually Frit at the high temperature.

Cut off

Cut off.

A swan has no mouth

A swan has no mouth.

Added Frit again

Added Frit again.

A new beak out

A new beak out.

The swan is completed

The swan is completed, the master in the face with the joy of color.

The master acts cute

The master acts cute.

The last step

The last step is to Put the swan inside the cooling furnace.

Genuine finished product

Genuine finished product is this.

Go on

Go on.

blow the glass

The redcoated master begins to blow the glass.

The glass is too soft

It’s too soft, heating the glass need rotating incessantly.

Reshaping

Reshaping

Continue to shape

Continue to shape.

what does the master do this time?

what does the master do this time?

The shape of the glassware begins to reveal

The shape of the glassware begins to reveal.

Roll a few times, it becomes sleek

Roll a few times, it becomes sleek.

it looks something like gourds

At first glance it looks something like gourds, the angular gourds.

Continue to blow

Continue to blow.

a pumpkin without vines

Ready tool: a pair of scissors, a pumpkin without vines shows up.

Added Frit

Added Frit.

Continue to process

Continue to process.

the pumpkin vines show up

It is more obedient than plasticine, the pumpkin vines show up.

another-finished-product

Another finished product is placed in the cooling furnace.

The children favorite moment

The children favorite moment.

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