Thursday, October 2, 2014
Pottery and Glass
On the art tour, we also stopped by a potter and a glassblower. I like the simplicity of this vase that wouldn't distract from flowers in it.
The glassblower is turning glass on a rod that will eventually be a vase. I tried to get pictures of the process, but he was always in motion : heating the glass in the furnace, swinging the rod, blowing into the rod, rolling the glass on a table or cup, adding crushed glass for colour, etc. It's quite a complicated process that took about 45minutes to complete the vase. Always fun to watch glassblowers.
Some small items made by a different glass worker. I like the polar bears.