For our Wedding Anniversary this year my husband bought the most amazing gift - the chance to make 2 stemless wine glasses OURSELVES.
A friend's wife owns a studio only miles from our home. Now regulars to this blog will know that my husband is actually the most talented artist in the house. It's just that his job makes it hard for him to spend any time pursuing his art. So I can assure you, I was excited, but he was more so than me!
Whilst painting is my muse, I love anything creative and this was just a dream come true. Like one of those forays into the unknown.
Painting is accessible to most but glass blowing has always been one of those specialist things that Joe Bloggs (pardon the intentional pun) can't pick up because it needs specialist stuff.
So we arrived at the studio not really knowing what to expect. We were greeted by Susie and we started to discuss our piece. Being our Copper Wedding Anniversary (22 years) my better half had wanted this metal included and we had kind of envisaged there would be a kind of nugget in the base of the glass.
|Copper on the outside...|
We were blown away (another bad pun sorry) to see how it reacts differently and in awe of Susie and her craft.
We had an amazing time but boy was it hot in there.
I hope you like the results though. We love our wine glasses although I have them on display and am scared to use them. Susie says she always throws her things in the dishwasher but I reckon if they break it's ok as she can make them again! So I'm treating these very carefully.
So what's next in my art journey? Well it's made me more determined to try encaustic painting. Watch this space.
PS Art bunnies in Lousville. Please check out www.twinglassstudio.com or visit them at 9409 Norton Commons Bvd, Prospect, KY. Either buy Susie's amazing glass pieces or do it yourself for a great day or evening out.
|The end result|