Glass Blowing Shop

The Glass Blowing Shop creates a variety of standard and one-of-a-kind glass items and modifies commercial glassware for use in research projects. Staffed by professionals with scientific knowledge and artistic skills, the shop prides itself on high-quality craftsmanship and quick turnaround time.

The Glass Blowing Shop fabricates, repairs, and modifies all types of glassware to meet the needs of individual researchers. Professionals can produce the best suitable glassware to meet researchers’ needs; please provide a blueprint or rough sketch by mail, fax or email attachment.

The Glass Blowing Shop produces micro-distillation apparatus, mercury diffusion pumps, and everything in between. Standard glass items made in the shop include flasks from 10ml  to 20 liters, impingers, condensers, manifolds, distillation units, water aspirators, quartz reduction and combustion tubes, filter crucibles and large-diameter columns. One-of-a-kind items have included mercury and oil diffusion pumps, tissue baths, and membrane feeders.

The shop also can install, repair or modify vacuum line systems for on-campus labs. Inventory includes a vast array of items, which enable glass blowers to provide fast turnaround time. The shop stocks Pyrex tubing ranging from 2 mm to 178 mm, quartz tubing from 2 mm to 60 mm, and Vycor tubing from 9 mm to 64 mm in diameter, manifolds and flasks up to 22 liters, and other sizes can be ordered.

Established in 1960, the Glass Blowing Shop provides services to the UGA community as well as federal, state, and local agencies.