CAFE MOMENTUM SHAPING TOUCHSTONES
Smoothing the top layer of glass
Gathering hot glass from the furnace
Learning to marver
Applying the first layer of 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