Saturday, November 12, 2011

Glassblowing at the Corning Museum

Check out this lovely glass ornament I made! Perhaps glassblowing is my new hobby?


Well, technically, I blew the glass while a professional at The Corning Museum of Glass helped with all the harder parts, you know, with the molten glass and all... I'm pretty delighted with the outcome and am now very tempted to learn more about glass blowing. I was completely mesmerized watching the gooey, melted glass, the artists make it look so easy. Did you know the colors change completely at such high temperatures? 

The museum was very instructional with lots of live glassblowing demonstrations. Honestly, I never really thought much about the history of glass but imagine that in the 19th century every light bulb was hand crafted by a glassblower! What a magical craft to watch in motion, maybe I've found my next hobby. More travel stories to come soon, until then have a happy weekend!

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