Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Glass Blowing

It's going to be a GROUPON summer for us.  I planned ahead and purchased a few of them for an assortment of fun activities ranging from paddle boarding to ice skating to painting classes.  We cashed in our first one last Friday at Uptown Glassworks for a session in glass blowing.  We had a great time and can't wait to pick up our finished products!  I would highly recommend it especially with the use of the Groupon.  It was a neat to experience this art form up close and the kids loved being able to choose their design and colors.  Keep in mind that you do have to return a few days later to pick up your finished and cooled off (!) product.
Jill chose to make a surprise gift for her mom's upcoming birthday.
Luke chose to make an egg shape figurine in orange colors.
All the projects that are being fired look orange.  When this cools it will be yellow and green. 
The temperatures reach over 2000 degrees as they're being fired!
Hayley chose to make a bowl and her colors were in the blues.

Luke and Karin's finished products.  Pretty, huh?!


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