Glassblowing Experience

Artist Demonstation
Artist Demonstation

Carlyn Ray talked to the young women from YWPN about her passion for glass and creating art.

Artist Demonstration
Artist Demonstration

Carlyn and Clay punty up and transfer the glass piece from a blow pipe to a solid punty.

Intro to the Hotshop
Intro to the Hotshop

Instructors introduce the hotshop and the equipment used in glassblowing.

Reheating
Reheating

Each student melted their colored frit into the glass by using the shops glory hole.

Circle of Life
Circle of Life

Jasmine named her bubble bowl "Circle of Life"

Cosmic
Cosmic

"The name of my piece is cosmic, I named it this because the mix of purples and white that I chose reminded me of space which is something I find fascinating. I had some trouble during the process of making my piece because I did not know which color I wanted to use and I did not expect it to be this hot. But overall it was exciting to think about the outcome of my piece and I’m happy with how it turned out. " Isabel M.

Blink
Blink

"My name is Ari R. and my piece is Blink. I was terrified about making my flower because I do not like heat. I can’t even be near an oven, its too hot. But I did enjoy the process of making the flower and it was over in the blink of an eye. " -Ari

Nebulae
Nebulae

"This deep blue reminds me of space. And how it’s deep and unknown. How us humans try to connect with it and understand it. Even though it might be intimidating, we are still drawn to it like a moth drawn to a lamp in the night. Just as life is to me. Even though it might be scary, I still venture out. I still want to explore and learn new things. I want to reach for the stars, fly with the comments, and discover the planets. " -Bianca B.

Life
Life

"Life has many beautiful moments. These moments come together to make each of our lives special just as each of these colors united to make this vase beautiful and unique. For this reason I call this vase life." -Erika G.