Had a long overdue and much anticipated Glass Blowing session at Shakespeare Glass in Langport this week. There were four students and we each could make two items - a vessel and a dish.
It was more difficult than I would have possibly imagined, and I had a bit of a meltdown making the first object as I found it so difficult to keep the glass turning whilst doing other things, such as blowing, using the marber table, for example. When you sew, if you don't understand something, you can stop and think about it and then carry on, but with glass, it has to be constantly moving so you can't stop and think.
Needless to say, I had a lot of help making my objects! My first object dropped into a bucket of water and was ruined, but my second looks okay, even though it should look like a conventional dish!
I am not sure what I will use it for - buttons or pins?
Details of the course:
Evening Glass Blowing Course (currently on Wednesday evenings) in Langport, Somerset
Love Mrs Jones x