The Glass Blower

I am fascinated by glass arts. I just love them. I like to make things with glass too, although I haven’t done that in quite some time. When we were up in Estes park last week, One Moose, Two Moose one of the things we did was watch one of the local glass blowers do his art. He made it look so easy and effortless, but we all know he has put in a lot of time to master his art.

This vase took less than 20 minutes for him to get it made, though it will have to cool in the cooling oven for about 12 hours before it is done.

He is making the bottom for the vase and attaching it.

One last firing before he waved it around a few times.

After he shaped it and got it all pieced together he put it in a cooling oven, where it will stand for about 12 hours to cool down. The heating oven is at about 1800* F and the cooling oven is set at about 900* F.

This vase with the wavy top is what the glass blower was making, and about this same color too. Each piece is an original and no two pieces are exactly the same, but this is the general idea of what the finished piece will look like. Isn’t it gorgeous?!

Have a great day Everyone. Take it all in and make the most our f everyday. 🙂


Author: ajeanneinthekitchen

I have worked in the restaurant and catering industry for over 35 years. I attended 2 culinary schools in Southern California, and have a degree in culinary arts from the Southern California School of Culinary Arts, as well as a few other degrees in other areas. I love to cook and I love to feed people.

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