Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Glass

Glass

Glass blowers like alchemists
Transform one thing into another
Melting glass until it flows
They blow in life
To create new forms

Heating and cooling
Twisting turning
Shaping
Adding layers of colour
A thing of beauty emerges
Each piece unique

Day 86: Hand Blown Glass


Transparent opalescent
With a lightness
Forged in hot furnaces
Each glass artist
Finds his style
Beauty born of fire

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The bottom piece was bought at Robert Held's studio some 35 years ago. You can read about glassblowing from his web site




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