I have been working on the traditional drinking horn. Glass horns of this nature can be found dating back to the 5th Century. They are fun to make and are coming along nicely. I am not sure how many I should make for the show. I have a feeling they will sell pretty quickly.
Typically it is a three gather piece. I like to marver and blow and then heat for the jack line. Blow a bit more and cut in a little nubbin on the end. Blow a bit. Heat and swing to get a nice taper on the piece. Heat and pull just a bit and curve the end of the horn upward.
Add a small transfer bit near the bottom of the horn. Make sure it is in line with the opening to keep it fairly centered.
Add a bit near the top of the piece and turn it over for a loop. Add decorative bits to the horn as inspired.
I am trying to work with Drew to make some leather straps to hold the horns and with Dave the Welder to make stands and hooks.
|Silver Brown Horn|
|Horn with silver brown wraps|
|Horn with full fold over on the tip|
|with added decorative prunt in a honeycomb pattern|
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