Guta work is hand production of glass articles.
It is believed that man-made glass was discovered by chance, as a by-product of other crafts, in particular, of pottery. Articles were blown out without moulds, so they did not have right outlines. Experienced masters, who would have coped with the complex blowing technology, were needed for work. Necessity gave rise to the highest skill.
For several millenia already guta technics is the main technology of glass production, it gives the chance to use specific properties of glass: plasticity, flexibility to blowing out and other methods of formation.
Guta tools are: glass blowing pipe, scissors for hot glass cutting, forceps, tweezers. With their help guta glass is blown up, formed and decorated.
Articles are made of glass directly at glassmelting furnaces by masters blowers by hand in hot form by free blowing. The temperature of glass mass during formation is about 1000 degrees Celsius!
Products made by guta technics are unique. In their work contemporary masters honor the traditions of past centuries. But each master has “his own eye”, “his own hand” and, finally, his own imagination. It always imposes unique individual imprint, both on the creative process and on its result. It always imposes unique individual imprint, both on the creative process and on its result.