It’s fun to watch people at work when they clearly love their job. This gentleman does blown glass demonstrations at the Franklin Park Conservatory and offers a wonderful presentation. It seems that he makes something a little different for each demonstration and I was lucky enough to see him create a bowl.
I’ve witnessed blown glass demonstrations a few times but had never seen a bowl made so this was thrilling. He kept the audience interested and engaged, even eliciting some oohs and ahs as he played with color and shape while manipulating glass at temperatures upwards of one thousand degrees fahrenheit.
If you find yourself at this place, be sure to stop by the Hot Shop for a demonstration. And, if you’re so inclined, you can even purchase pieces made here at the gift shop inside!