Illustrated Glass Making Glossary
Blow-pipe: A long hollow pipe attached to the glass (gather) used to blow air into the gather to begin to hollow and shape it. Modern methods used compressed air.
Gather: A blob of molten glass secured on the end of a blow-pipe or pontil.
Glory Hole: The opening in the oven where the gather is placed to reheat and work (often up to 6 times).
Kalsar: The oven where the glass is heated.
Marver: A polished or oiled table where the gather is worked.
Pontil Rod: A solid bar of iron that is attached to the gather so it can be worked.
Pontil Scar: The scar left behind on the base of a glass when the rod is snapped off.