VaPoRyFiiK4 karma2017-08-11 16:49:21 UTC
I'm just addressing the part about blowing glass at home. I'm not a glassblowing major but have taken a few college level glassblowing classes. The answer really depends on the type of glassblowing you want to do. To do the more "traditional" style (where you see people work with molten glass on the end of a blow pipe) would probably take 10s of thousands to build and operate your own home studio. That's not to say you couldn't do it but there'd be limitations related to cost, city codes, etc. Now there is another style where you use a propane/oxygen torch and a much smaller kiln (to anneal the glass work). This can can easily be done at home as long as you're in a well ventilated space.
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