Sunday, December 19, 2010

the glass blower

simon pearce,
quechee, vermont

21 comments:

Julie said...

Such a delicate craft. I can understand why his eyes need protection, but why the wrap on his arm, I wonder?

Jacob said...

It's a small, small world! Oh, wait, you're already singing that! ;-)

I've never understood how these people make such beautiful products the way they do, but I'm glad they do anyway.

Nice portrait, BC!

Have a wonderful Sunday. I'm on my way to play golf but it's cloudy, cool and drizzling. Ugh.

Birdman said...

Nice portrait this morning.

Irina said...

Thank you!
That is the profession which always mesmerized me. The miracle of glass making. I was asking for citizenship in small glass factory in Murano ten years ago, they did small colored stuff. Thank you for this memory.
Have a nice week.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Love this. It has always fascinated me.

cieldequimper said...

Thank goodness there are still some around.

Kate said...

Great minds, BC! I've started a series and have several more glass blowers snaps scheduled for this coming week. It's such a wonderful art and so much fun to watch, right>!

Sunny said...

So fascinating to watch an artisan at work. Great shot.
☼ Sunny

Small City Scenes said...

Very interesting craft. I live down the road from the famous Chihuly Phichuck Glass School. It is back in the Pilchuck Woods.
Love it. Fascinating. MB

Sharon Creech said...

Intriguing art. Were you able to try it?

Malyss said...

I'm always fascinated by their work!it's a kind of magic feeling to look at them working!Could you get someyhing made like this?

PS: thank you for the address for the pattern; I give all the things I make but will try to get some pictures for you.

Sharon said...

You and Kate today! This is such a beautiful art!

Jack said...

I have been there. The Simon Pearse makes simple but elegant pieces. We have a few.

Nice portrait. Maybe Steffe is influencing the CDP bloggers to include more people.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I came over from Kate's blog today... I am a lampwork glass artist and have blown glass from a glory hole several times. I will stick to the torch because the glass-blowing is physically challenging.

Julie, the wrap on his arm is to protect the hand closest to the hot glass while it is being formed (usually in a chair position). The heat is incredibly intense!

Cezar and Léia said...

That's an art, but a harsh one...
God bless you!
Cezar

JM said...

It's great watching this kind of work being done!

Amin said...

Beautiful portrait...

Julie said...

Ahha .. thank you Genie. That makes sense when I think about how close he may have to get upon occasion.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

great photo! I'd like to learn how to do that myself.

magiceye said...

an artist!

VP said...

I'm fascinated by this craft. It's so difficult to see one at work here now.