Since it was established in 1881, the Iittala Glass Factory has earned an international reputation as experts of glass. Much of this is because of the master skills, extensive knowledge, commitment to innovation and incredible teamwork of the craftspeople at the Iittala Glass Factory.
The main factory ovens contain 40 tons of molten glass at 1450° Celsius. Red-hot glass is difficult to control and takes incredible skill to handle. Glassblowing requires small breaths, soft blowing and sensitive adjustments to airflow. The master glassblowers at the Iittala Glass Factory say that a good glassblowers “needs to have hands that can ‘see’ what’s happening—almost like their fingertips have eyes.”
Watch here to find out more about mouthblowing glass at the Iittala Glass Factory.