Lampworking Glasses

Lampworking Glasses from VS Eyewear’s feature prescription and non-prescription safety and designer glasses for every type of hot Lampworking application and associated art. All of our lampworking lenses are optical-quality German glass, and our plastic lenses are optical-quality and scientifically engineered for the best VLT in their class. Lenses include IR, UV, and sodium flare protection, in various shades and combinations of these coverages. If you need Lampworking glasses for artistic or scientific applications we have what you need here.

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Phillips202 – The Phillips 202 blocks UV and sodium flare and is used for torch work for bead making and silver soldering. This is the traditional glass lens often referred to as “rose glass” or “didymium.”

Sodium Flare Poly –  These are the same as our Phillips 202, but they use a plastic lens instead of the traditional glass. This makes them lighter and more affordable.

BoroTruView 3.0 – Phillips BoroTruView 3.0 lenses are made for the true glass-working artist. These lenses are specially designed to offer excellent color recognition while working with colored glass while still providing UV, IR, and Sodium Flare protection. If you are working with smaller, more delicate pieces the BoroTruView 3.0 is for you.

BoroTruView 5.0 – Similar to the Truview 3.0 these lenses are also designed with the same excellent color recognition when working with colored glass while still providing UV, IR and Sodium Flare protection. For larger pieces like candlesticks and statues, you will need the BoroTruView 5.0.

BoroView 3.0 – The BoroView 3.0 blocks infrared UV, IR, and Sodium Flare. Shade 3.0 is used for smaller torch-work with borosilicate glass such as marbles or pendants, as well as clear glass.

BoroView 5.0 – The BoroView 5.0 blocks UV, IR, and Sodium Flare. Shade 5.0 is used for larger borosilicate torch-work such as large vessels, colored borosilicate, and torch-work with thick rods.

Lampworking Split Lenses – Our split lens glasses come in a variety of combinations of the Phillips 202, Green IR 3.0, and Green IR 5.0. Useful for when you need to switch between different types of protection throughout your work.

Lampworking Glasswork is where a torch or lamp melts the glass. Once the glass has melted, it is formed using tools and hand movements. Because it no longer uses oil-fueled lamps, it is sometimes called flameworking and torchworking. It is difficult to know when lampworking was first developed. However, it is possible to identify the origin of lampworking from a collection made of beads in . Murano and Italy were the first to practice the technique. Itinerant glassworkers began to demonstrate lampworking as early as 17th-century. [2] By the middle of the 19th century, lampworking was expanded to produce paperweights. This technique is still popular today. In contrast to glassblowing, lampworking uses a furnace for primary heat. However, torches can also be used.

Lampworking began in an oil lamp. The artist would blow air into the flame using a pipe or foot-powered bellows. Hobbyists often use MAPPgas in portable containers for fuel, while others use oxygen concentrators to provide continuous oxygen.

Lampworking can be used to create art, such as beads, ornaments for Christmas trees, marbles and small vessels. It can also be used to make scientific instruments and glass models of animals and botanical subjects.

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