In a good way, of course.
Glass in Seattle means more than simply visiting Chihuly Gardens & Glass—it’s perhaps to the Pacific NW what pottery is to the Southwest.
We tried our own hand at glass blowing through a lesson at Seattle Glassblowing Studio.
The clear glass is kept at 2100°F, and our lovely instructor got us a dabble of it for us to add color by way of dipping it into the scoops of colored glass to our right.
Since hot glass is a liquid, we had to slowly and continuously turn the metal rod to keep it in an even-ish shape. Once the color looked to be a part of the rest of the glass, we could dip it again for another coat. 3-4 coats later, it’s time to hand shape the glass and add air.
Jon made a bowl and I made a glass float. Can’t wait to see how they turn out after the 2 days of cooling time!
Here are our pieces!