I just recently went to Glass Ranch for a special private glass blowing tour!
It was phenomenal!
I never realize just how much goes into each custom piece of glass that is hand blown.
It is such an art...and the colors are out of this world!!
I know it's sort of picture overkill-but compared to what I narrowed it down to this is nothin'!
The process is so interesting...I would totally recommend going to see a glass blowing show if there is one around you!
p.s. today is the last day to enter THIS GIVEAWAY!
above: putting the "color" onto the soon to be vase. This yellow powder is glass that melts onto the large piece to create the color he wants. The reason it looks orange is b/c its so very hot, but once it cools it will be this bright lemon yellow. He would then stick it in the furnace. He did this about five times to layer the color, which is why the end products are so vibrant!
At the end, this was the neatest part, he spun it really fast and suddenly it started flaring at the top!
It was honestly the neatest thing to watch...
This is what we saw before he cut it off and put it into the cooler, which it has to stay in over night.
Here is some of the neat things I snapped photos of around their little work space!
above is a glass sun catcher and to the right is its reflection...don't you just love this?!?!
Below is a surf board covered in opaque blown glass...not sure your feet would like this?!
lots of blown glass tiles implanted in their brick pathway
watch a great video of Garry at work HERE
Thanks so much Gary and Cherrie, it was so much fun and so COLORFUL! I absolutely loved it!