I took another of the glass blowing one day workshops at the Mesa Art Center in early December. I do so love playing in the hotshop, but it’s frustrating that the only one day workshops were available as and listed as “no experience required.” On one hand, I like that people have a chance to learn glassblowing without so much commitment. On the other hand, it’s frustrating to listen to the same introductory lecture for the first 45 minutes of every too-short class when I really want to be playing with molten glass.
My first ball exploded when my assistant, new to glassblowing, blew too hard and popped it like a bubble. This was her second try, and I managed to stop her in time. This looks a little oblong, and it’s a little topheavy, but it has character.