CAFE MOMENTUM SHAPING TOUCHSTONES

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Applying color

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Twisting color

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Smoothing the top layer of glass

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Gathering hot glass from the furnace

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Learning to marver

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Twisting color

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Applying the first layer of color

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Applying color

Shaping Touchstones
Shaping Touchstones

Twisting color

Each intern chose their colors and created a blown or solid touchstone to symbolize the moments and mentors which have helped them stay on this new path toward success.  They learned about inflating the glass, blocking and shaping the glass, and encased the colors in clear glass which allowed for bubbles and optics to play within each piece.  We added gold leaf to one of the touchstones to symbolize impactful moments which can change or redirect each person's course.

 

“At the beginning, I was afraid of making glass but then my instructors encouraged me and I ended up having lots of fun."

Cafe Momentum's artistic intern