Tuesday, April 26, 2011

FOCI - Minnesota Center for Glass Arts

 A couple of weeks ago, AH and I were lucky enough to make a visit to a local glass blowing studio and watch a demonstration of this ancient art.  We learned a little physics along the way, too!

AH and a friend holding a small glass thread.

We watched while our host made a glass horse in 2 minutes.  After it had cooled, the kids got to handle it.
We watched a wine glass being made.

AH holding colored glass.
We also watched them make a vase.
Here they are adding polka dots to the vase.

The vase is removed from the rod.


FRiend of AH said...

nice pictures!

Sparklee said...

Looks like an interesting demonstration--I've never seen glass blowing before!