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Thomas Ziesmer Master Glass Blower Returns to Appleton November 2011!
Author: John & Sarah Ranes November/18/11

Thomas Ziesmer - Master Glassblower
Inge-glas® of Germany
3-7 PM - Friday Nov 18th 2011



We are very pleased to announce the return of Master glass blower, Thomas Ziesmer to The Frame Workshop in Appleton, Wisconsin on November 18th 2011. Thomas last visited The Frame Workshop in 2007 and travels to the United States from Neustadt, Germany, representing the world renowned firm, Inge-glas® of Germany.

Thomas is an exceptionally talented artisan who has been trained in the centuries old and traditional art form, the production of mouth blown and hand painted glass Christmas ornaments.

Thomas Ziesmer, Master glass blower at Inge-glas holds a large silvered tree finial - tree topper.
Thomas Ziesmer pictured above with a free blown glass tree topper.

Regardless if his projects are free blown or molded, Thomas' artistic ability is a performance which enthralls both young and old during this evening where he shares his skill in creating mouth blowing ornaments.

In addition to his appearances throughout the United States, Thomas has demonstrated in Australia, Europe and Asia. Besides his native language, German, Thomas speaks English fluently.

Following his glass blowing demonstrations, Mr. Ziesmer will be available to sign the 2011 Reflector Event Ornament which will be the fourth reflector ornament created exclusively for these special tours across the United States.

Dated Kind Reflection 2011 Ornament
Thomas creating small bubble in glass tube!

Thomas begins each ornament as a small molten bubble in a glass tube.

Watch Thomas create ornaments on
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2011 Dated Ornament
IG1-001-11 Kind Reflection


Inge-Glas® of Germany is owned by the Müller-Blech family and is the original "glass blowing" family of Germany, since 1596. Their workshop is located in Neustadt, Germany, in the northern region of Bavaria. All of their mouth-blown and hand painted ornaments are capped with their famous 5-Point Star Crown, their exclusive international trademark. Please email The Frame Workshop if you have any questions regarding this special event.

The ornament shown to the right, was issued in 2003 and is signed by Thomas Ziesmer, when he toured the U.S. and visited The Frame Workshop.

A Master Glassblower is depicted on this 2003 Inge-glas ornament, Heinz's Apprentice
2011 Inge-glas Reflector Event Ornament Pictured to the left is this year's Inge-glas Reflector Event Ornament to be signed by Thomas during his visit to Appleton.

Mark Your Calendars!

But if you cannot make this year's event and would like to pre-order this special event ornament, simply click on the ornament to link to our website.

Inge-Glas® of Germany is owned by the Müller-Blech family and is the original "glass blowing" family of Germany, since 1596. Their workshop is located in Neustadt, Germany, in the northern region of Bavaria. All of their mouth-blown and hand painted ornaments are capped with their famous 5-Point Star Crown, their exclusive international trademark. Please email The Frame Workshop if you have any questions regarding this special event.

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