I went with some friends to Uptown Glassworks and got to participate in making some blown glass mugs and cups. The first photos show Chelsey helping out with hers since she had a handle, and I wanted to include that process in the photos.
Then it was my turn. Though I don’t have photos mixed in of that part, we did get hands on with turning the rod in the furnace and rolling it in the colors. We also got to blow the glass bubble that created the opening for the cup and then blow hard through the tube to burst the bubble and create the hole that was opened and shaped into the lip of the cup.
Take note of our artist’s dog on the floor behind her too. Be sure to CLICK HERE if you want to see more and/or read commentary on the process.