We were shocked by the range of objects they would let us make in the workshop. Sure, they had the typical glass paperweight but they also had vases, bowls, cups, ring holders… with quite a range of colors as well.
The support staff were very helpful and patient, explaining everything that was going on and why it was being done.
Michelle made a ring holder and I made a glass paperweight (with little bubbles in it).
We both decided that next time we’re both going to make bowls, since you actually first create a big blub (yes, like a Christmas ornament) and then suck on the tube to pull into a bowl shape.
That’s a picture of Michelle pulling the glass to twist the colors into it.
This is a picture of me turning the colored glass in the furnace that will be in the center of the paperweight. I had to get it up to temperature, so we can work with it more.