One thing that we did while we were in Bermuda was to go to a glass studio and watch this girl make hand blown plates and bowls, it was really something. There were about 4 people working on the one item, but they were all working on different stages of it.
It was just amazing how it started out as just this piece of glass rolled on this pole and just by adding and adding glass it turned into a beautiful masterpiece. I don’t know if they see in their mind what it is going to look like at the end or if it just starts to happen as they go, but it sure is a true art form, it would have been neat to try it one time, but with the final price of the item being $$wowzaa$$, I don’t think they want anyone “practicing”.
Back and forth it goes into the oven.
Then the artist works on it some more.
We must have watched her make 4 plates before we saw here actually flatten it out. We would watch and watch and then we would look away for a second, and I’ll be darned if when you looked back it was a dang plate! So we would watch again, and then “hey do you know what time it is?” and yep you guessed it, missed it again. We finally did see how it happened, and she made it seem so simple. No more dixie plates for us, I’m gonna be making hand blown plates!
Thanks to Patty Bennett for letting me share this picture. She was much more observant then me. I must have stood and watched this guy for 15 minutes one day and 10 minutes another, while he made little fish and piggies, but do you think I noticed the mural on the wall in front of him? nope!
I hope you all got your taxes in the mail today!…..Thanks for stopping in!
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