Another Marble

   Posted by: Joy Alyssa Day in art, glass, sculpture

This is a fantastic marble, and it was for sale on ebay.

It's been to cold to blow glass the past week. Our hotshop is in a covered surrounded deck, so it's mostly fine — protected from the rain, wind and can vent through a skylight when it gets too hot, but it doesn't protect enough when it gets really really cold.

Fortunately, it doesn't get that cold here but once or twice a year. We rarely even get snow. But this past week... Brrr... It's like being back in the mid-west.

I don't do well in the cold. I don't have much of any blood pressure, so my temperature drops to about room temperature. When it's this cold, my hands freeze up and my muscles start to spasm. No fun!

Plus, while most of the hotshop is in the surrounded deck, the furnace (glory) is a bit outside of it. Still covered, but you have to get from there to inside the deck, and when it's this cold, the glass just skins up so darned fast!

It's warming up though, so we should be able to blow more in the next few days. I have these great marble techniques that I just started playing with, so I'm ready to get back out there and see what else I can do with them!


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