"Make what you want to make, and make it the way you want to make it." Gwen Marston

Sunday, June 16, 2013

All About Glass


Today dawned cloudy and dreary, with rain threatening all day.  But that didn’t stop us.  We’re staying near Corning, NY, so off to the Corning Museum of Glass we went.  A Glass blowing demonstration was starting just as we entered, and it was fascinating to watch this:


turn into this:  IMG_0627







We also saw a glass breaking demonstration, and a flame work demo.  Then we wandered through the gallery section for awhile:


IMG_0639This bird’s nest is made of tiny little individual pieces of glass.




This stained glass was quite large, and very beautiful.




Then of course we were routed through the gift shop as we tried to exit.  I bought a very pretty hand made bowl, but it’s still in the car, so no picture for now. 







The rest of the day was spent walking along the “Gaffer District” which is a shopping district in Corning, but most of the shops were closed.  We did have a nice lunch, and then drove over to the next town so I could do some book shopping. 

Now I need to go finish my research and planning for tomorrow!

Thank you all for your good wishes for my bil.  He is home from the hospital and continues to do very well.

Be kind to yourself and to all you encounter…Sunny



  1. sounds like you are having a wonderful time. Did you know that there is a huge glass studio just two miles from my home? If you want to try it out they offer hands on workshops. I think there is one up near your home too. I always wanted to try that.

  2. Sounds like you're having fun, Sunny! The glass museum looks really interesting.. I love the glass flowers! Too cool.

  3. Wonderful - very interesting. I saw a glass blower in action once too - fascinating!! Love those yellow flowers :-)

  4. I love watching glass being blown.. OMG just love that window...

  5. I went to the glass factory on a field trip when I was in school and again after getting married...fascinating place.

  6. what a lovely trip to the glass factory. Thanks for letting me tag along.....enjoy the rest of your trip!

  7. Such clever people making such beautiful things!

    Thank you for sharing them with us, Sunny - although I may have to come across and steal that WONDERFUL stained glass window!

  8. I think glass making would be so fun and I would develop some pretty strong arms. LOL! Glad you had fun.

  9. I love to watch them glass making ,so fascinating .Looks like a wonderful place to visit :-)

  10. What a neat place to visit! My brother in law is a glass blower. I've never seen him in action but we've got Tina of things he's made.

  11. I am always amazed when I watch glass blowing. It is a fascinating skill. Love the beautiful pieces they create.


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