Tuesday, December 20, 2011

How lucky am I.

 So working in a glass studio is very cool. I am surrounded by glass and glass artists everyday. What others would kill to have the opportunity to do I take for granted. Our hotshop is one of the best in the country. It's very cool.

Today I was hanging out in the hot shop talking to the blowers and asked one of our artist if I could help him out making ornaments. So I watched him take small gathers of glass out of the furnace to add to the ornament to make the loop on top. Easy enough...not. But I had a blast.

Dang it is HOT and I was just doing simple easy stuff. There are so many things to remember but really its the same thing in beadmaking. It's a lot of stuff to remember. 

So long story short, maybe, just maybe I will take a class. Maybe.


  1. It sounds like a lot of fun (except for the heat). It must be pretty satisfying to make something out of red-hot molten glass.

  2. Yes I am envious! We only have one hotshop that I know of in New Zealand and it is a 6 hour drive from where I live. I will have to settle for my little lampwork studio in my garage :) It must be very interesting to watch the techniques of other types of glass art.

  3. A glass blowing class was what got me hooked!