Glass blowing

This spring I took a beginner glass blowing class at the MIT glass lab. I got lucky because there’s always a lot of interest in the class and not much space, and the spots are assigned through a lottery. The class was awesome, although working with glass is much more difficult (and hotter, your arms and hands feel like they’re sunburned when you’re finished) than it looks. Hopefully I will get the opportunity to take another class in the fall. Anyway, we made paperweights, variously glassware including bowls and cups, pumpkins, and got to experiment with color. Here are some pictures of some of my better pieces:
Turquoise and purple bowl Crazy cup Glassware and flower
Pumpkin Blue and white paperweight paperweight with bubble ring

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