Monthly Archives: September 2019

First Glassblowing

Making stuff with fire! Yeah! Woo!

I was up at the local Makerspace a few weeks¬†months (?) ago and Ben asked if I wanted to go to the glassblowing workshop. He had George coming in for a couple of days and teaching a workshop. Since (was) it’s almost Halloween, the item du jour would be glass pumpkins. I’m a sucker for projects that happen at glowing red temperatures, so why not? She did a fantastic job running the program, by the way. Simultaneously exciting and safe. Lots of attention to keeping all of your fingerprints intact, and she has teaching this thing down to failure-proof.

Here’s the video:

And here’s the finished product:


Woo hoo! They’re doing this again in early December and I can’t recommend it enough – go!