Glass Blowing Class

My glass blowing class is probably the highlight of my week. Even though my arm hairs get singed off, it’s so cool to be able to see what a blob of glass turns into. Last class it was snowing like crazy. Cold is the best glass blowing weather, because it’s hot in the studio and you can open a door or window and watch the snow while staying warm. Win win.
My classmate is like a glass wizard. This glass bowl he made was awesome.
Last class I made a couple of small things because my glass kept getting hot. Glass is a tricky thing, because you want it to be thin and even, but when it’s thin it’s more touchy. If it gets too hot and too thin, it just crumples onto itself like saran wrap. I wanted to make a big vase but my pieces kept messing up so I made an Easter egg on a stand:

And a flop bowl. I love flop bowls.
We’re also using color now, which I love. Even the bad pieces look cool with color. Then, last week I made this wonderful vase that I’m really happy with.

You can’t tell how big it is, but it’s about 6 inches tall and 4 inches diameter.
It just happens to be the perfect size for storing my giant Easter carrots!
This week I think I’m going to do for a plate or a pitcher. Stay tuned.


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