For Natalie's half birthday (December birthdays are no fun when everyone is out of town) a few of us took a flameworking workshop. Our friend Danielle is a pretty awesome glass blower and thought it would be fun to introduce us to a type of glass work.
This octopus was made by our instructor, Justin Bagley. So pretty!
We melted and shaped borosilicate glass (ie Pyrex) for a few hours and got a feel for the materials while making little blobs and figurines. Here are some pictures of Natalie and I wearing the sweet protective glasses, the difference between the flame with and without glasses, Nils and Q melting some rods, and the torches themselves.
I ended up making a little snake, an octopus (or something), and a couple jellyfish pendants. I think I did ok for my first try!
Natalie and I liked it so much we decided to take a full class. Nothing like melting glass into blobs after a long day. I'm sure I'll have more glass to share over the upcoming weeks :)