the hands of a master glass-blower are constantly moving.
he spins the rod while working.
then he blows the glass.
the artist shapes the molten glass by rolling it on a steel table, then
spins it again in the 2,500 F furnace.
his continually moving hands seem always in danger,
as you can see by his thumb in this photo,
yet he goes from one task to the next like a well-practiced cook in the kitchen.
the finished works look beautiful, giving no indication how impressive and dramatic their creation was.
the glass blower has a four-year college degree in this art, and
his skill is beautiful.
if you get to columbus, ohio, see for yourself at the franklin park conservatory hot shop.
joy to you.