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Beginning stages of a method of forming metal shapes. A disc or other shape is hammered into a depression or mold in to begin breaking it into a form with a third dimension. (fiber) The process of moistening and shaping hand-woven textiles so that they conform to the desired shape. (glass) The use of a wooden form to shape glass during the glassblowing process. The block is kept wet and has a chilling effect on the hot glass.


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