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Stories in Glass: Reflections on Making and Learning

Intense heat and human breath give shape to these vessels. Twirling, pinching, another breath, back into the fire, working and reworking until art emerges from what was once sand and rock. 1,405 more words

Writing

Quest for the Perfect Murano Glasses

Stephanie:

We spent all day yesterday in Murano, Italy. We were on a quest for the perfect Murano glasses, and I had some pretty specific ideas in mind… so that task was not easy! 482 more words

Italy

Hot, hot, hot!

The thing about glass blowing is that it’s REALLY hot.  Of course, all of us know this going into it but when you’re actually there, experiencing the heat, it’s like nothing you’ve felt before…. 202 more words

Activities

Party in Purgatory

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File under “proof we get the kids we’re raising”:

Jane (texting): Check in and report.

Flora: We’re all dead.

Jane: Dammit. All three?

Flora: Yup.

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Those Conversations

Chihuly at the Royal Ontario Museum

I went to the Chihuly exhibit at the ROM because I’ve never seen any glass blowing as creative as the works on the Chihuly page (@chihulystudio), and really, after looking at those pictures, how could anyone refuse to see those masterpieces in real life.  307 more words

Carrying on the Feminist Legacy at Gainesville Girls Rock Camp

Gainesville has been recognized as one of the most prominent places for female activism and feminism. What started in the 1960’s as a student movement for female liberation has developed into a supportive community that empowers young women. 671 more words

Gainesville

37 Fun Things : Watch Master Glassblowers Work

You can watch master glassblowers at work before you purchase the final product at the Simon Pearce Mountain Lake, Md. store. According to the company’s website “An extensive assortment of second-quality glass is available alongside first-quality merchandise.” at the location. 42 more words