Friday Night Fun with Glassblowing: Pumpkins
Presented by Worcester Center for Crafts
October 19, 2012
Get a taste of the ancient art of glassblowing in this fun one night course. In one evening you will learn about the history and process behind creating beautiful blown glass creations at the New Street Glass Studio. After safety and studio etiquette are discussed, students will watch a brief demonstration of this 2,000 year old art before diving in and making their very own floppy bowl from glass gathered out of a 2,100-degree furnace. Students will choose their own colors and will be guided through the steps from gathering, to blowing the bubble, to spinning out the bowl and creating each unique floppy shape with gravity. No experience necessary. Materials: All materials are included.
avoid wearing man-made fibers or open-toed shoes. it is recommended that students bring a bottle of water to class. All glass classes take place at the Worcester Center for Crafts offsite glass facility New Street Glass Studio, 35B New Street, Worcester, MA 01605