Posts Tagged ‘glass blowing’


What am I playing?

March 31, 2016


This is an Oscar winning short film on glass blowing.  In this film, glass blowing – always fascinating to watch – traditional techniques are juxtaposed with more modern methods – all set to music.  I love the way the man works with his pipe in his mouth and does not miss a beat.

From Colossal.


What kind of bubble is this?

April 26, 2012

I’m talking about the Glass Bubble Project.  A Sunday morning event undertaken recently that culminated in the creation of this sun-catcher ornament.

I’ve done a couple of little workshops before and have a collection of glass paper weights to show for it.  The nice thing about glass is that it is so intrinsically beautiful that even the unskilled practitioner can come away with something lovely.  The instructors at the Glass Bubble are skillful and patient and, even though there was a crowd of people who had come to work that day, everyone was given ample time to create something great – even a six-year old.