What is Color Changing or Fumed Glass?
With an almost magical reflective quality, fumed pieces stand out. Let's take a quick look at how fumed glass came about:
An accidental discovery
A glassblower by the name of Bob Snodgrass (perhaps one of the most respected and most veterans in the industry) accidentally vaporized a piece of silver and its fumes landed on the piece he was working on.
At first, he thought he had ruined a perfectly clean piece. But then, he saw the effect it made and saw the possibilities with using these fumes in his glass. He had invented a new way to color glass pieces.
Since then, fuming has been used by many glassblowers and is a time honored technique from around the world. In glassblowing, it has created some very inspiring work.