Friday, December 14, 2012

So, What Did I Blow?

All that kickass blowing?

I made two ornaments.

The first one is clear glass.  And it broke when I was setting it up to photograph it.

I'm not sure if it's worth it to hold onto it and see if there's anything else I can do with it.

Terrarium maybe?  Small candle votive?

The second ornament is green.  (I smartly strung this one onto a red ribbon before photographing it.)

And a green bowl.  This is called a "sucky bowl" and it is a double layered bowl.  It is made by blowing a large sphere like the ornament, and then sucking back in so that the top part of the sphere falls back down onto the bottom part.

I tried googling "sucky bowl" so I could provide a better description, but most of the results were about disappointing football bowl games. 

My bowl has a small hole in the bottom (I didn't adequately close up the blowhole) so it would not hold a liquid, but it could be used as a candy bowl or for accessories or anything solid.

I wish the color was a little more saturated, a little less like a tint, so that's something to keep in mind on future projects - either choosing a more opaque color or saturating more color frit onto the glass.  

Next week: Tumblers! 

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