Saturday, February 18, 2012

Glass by Malinda

This year for mom's birthday, I had a little help from Groupon. When I saw the offer for a "hot glass" class with artist James Michael, I thought that sounded like a great birthday idea. Mom has a big background in art, and it used to be her day job as well as a passion. I knew she had never worked with molten glass, and I remembered her watching a few shows about glass making. I called to confirm that she would in fact like to go and then signed us up. I don't think it could have been any better. We had a great day and tried something new. She's been talking about it ever since.  Here are a few shots of the day...

Some beautiful pieces in the studio.

Jim giving us a demonstration.

 Mom working on her first piece. Here she is adding the color to molten glass.

Forming the piece with instruction from the artist.

  One of mom's and one of mine. I put it on a lit stand with rotating colors to see how it would look. 

Three of our pieces

Mom bought a beautiful piece by James Michael that now sits in the living room. 

We learned a lot. We had a lot of fun. We were around some great folks. We made pretty things. What a great day! There are so many things to learn and do in life. It just takes a little imagination, an open mind, curiosity, and help from those around you. 

Happy birthday, Mom!

1 comment:

  1. As I said earlier, looks like a great way to spend a birthday! I think it is great to create memories, instead of just giving each other "things" what you and your Mom created is gorgeous.
    And now, I am wondering why my groupons are always offerring hip hugging weight loss pants, rather than this sort of neat stuff!