Friday, June 01, 2007

Glass Blowing

On our recent trip to the coast, we were looking for a place to buy some groceries and happened upon a glass blowing studio. C and I agreed that it would be most productive if I shopped by myself and he took the boys over to watch the glass blowers and work. But this is no ordinary glass studio. This is Lincoln City Glass Center. Here you can blow you own glass with the help of the glass blowers on staff. Luckily, M, being 8 is just old enough. So we came back the next day when C, M and Grandma R all took a turn blowing glass. C and M made beautiful floats and Grandma R made a ball.

Rolling the molten glass into a round shape

Rolling the molten ball in colored glass chips. M chose yellow and orange.

Reheating the ball to melt all those color chips in. Definitely a hot job!

M used big tweezers to swirl the colors into the glass so the finished object would have that swirled glass look.
Finished picture coming soon!


PapaCoyote said...

Hey, M. Did you get a burn on your forehead from working so close to the furnace like the instructor appears to have? That looks like fun. I look forward to seeing the results of your artistic venture.

Papa Coyote

MMM&M said...

wow, that looks neat! can't wait to see the finished product!