Sunday, January 23, 2011

That Blows!

Saturday our family had a fairly busy day.  One of the fun activities we had the day was Glass Blowing.  You heard me right, we all made our own glass ornaments.  Where?  At the Sonoran Glass Art Academy.

We got to choose our own colors, texture, swirls, etc.... It was so fun.  I was a little nervous about the kids being around something so HOT, but we were well protected, and the instructors did a great job.

Here is Mitch starting the blowing process.   It takes a lot of breath to get  the "bubble" started, and he did a great job.  Interesting fact:  Mitchell's colors were green and blue....that glass was pretty hot!

This is Liz working in the furnace to warm up her glass and get it uniform.

Here she is doing a great job blowing her ornament.

My tough guy was fun.  Glass was periodically exploding (in a controlled environment), but it made Bj a little jumpy.  I loved it.

Madeline was a little tentative to do this, so she chose to go last.  She did a great job, and made a beautiful ornament.  After our afternoon of fun, the kids were all too excited, and they have dreams of taking tons of glass blowing classes.  That sounds like a blast to me...but maybe, just maybe a tad expensive.  


Suzette said...

What a fun family activity!

mmclarkfam said...

I want to see pics of the final products!
Looks like fun!

The Driggs said...

Yeah! I'm glad you guys did this. We did the Groupon thingy too, but haven't made our appointment. It looks like fun!