I’m trying to find out if I can buy glassworking supplies (specifically, lampworking – not making lamps, but using a torch (“lamp”) to melt glass together) anywhere in Taipei. I can live with Effetre Moretti glass (Italian brand), but I’d much rather have access to borosilicate (Pyrex, Kimax, Northstar, etc.).
A google search turned up mention of a few art fairs that American artists had exhibited in, but no suppliers. The closest I found was this photo of a lampworker making carnival glass animals at a festival in Taipei:
taipeitimes.com/News/local/photo … 0000018798
Anyone know? This “vendor” was doing it, so the stuff must be available somewhere, although it’s possible s/he was importing supplies (I’ve heard it’s becoming a popular art form in Japan).
Also, will I need a guarantor to rent an industrial oxygen cylinder and a propane tank?
(And thanks again, Doug/Kenny!)