National Geographic : 1993 Dec
ou can never force the glass," says Jan-Erik Ritzman, preparing to blow a bowl in his studio near Kosta in southern Sweden. Master glassblowers like Ritzman are often retained by artists to execute their designs. Trained at the Kosta glassworks, Ritzman has worked on his own since 1982. There are no safety nets: "With hot glass, you have to work it until you finish," he says. "You can't stop. You can't go back."
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