Last week while on vacation I came across a brochure for the Wheaton Arts Center. The center is in Millville New Jersey and conveniently was only 30 minutes away from where we were staying. I was extremely excited to see that they offered classes in glass blowing. I collect quite a lot of glassware and have wanted to take a class for quite a while. My Mother and I signed up for an hour long session where you learn to make your own bowl. Our instructor Karin was really great at taking you through the process which was really hands on. After the class we toured the glass museum and the shops. I think I may need t make a return trip for another class sometime soon.
In the glass studio - the artisans were making glass pumpkins
My Mom working on the finishing touches of her bowl
After making the glass goes into a kiln to gradually reduce its temperature. My bowl (above) arrived a few days later.
The Glass Museum
The shops sell many items that are made in the studios.