Thursday, February 28, 2013

Glass Art

Not long ago Toby was watching a T.V. show on glass blowing and commented that glass blowing was an art that has always intrigued him. Although there are many glass shops in and around Austin, it reminded me of one in particular, Wimberley Glassworks,  that offers glass blowing demonstrations.

I had seen it mentioned on the local home school  site a couple of years ago and had always wanted to take Summer but never carved out a day. I figured today was a good day to for a day trip to Wimberley to watch some glass blowing.

The shop was a bit "off the beaten path" it seemed for such beautiful glass work to be displayed. Wimberley Glass Works has a positive reputation and is a familiar name to those in the area though so I guess it doesn't really need the location, location, location.

When we first got there we browsed a bit before they started the demonstration. There were some beautiful creations to admire with bold price tags attached.

Here's a glimpse of some of the work displayed in the store...

The demonstration was informative and interesting.....

After watching the patience and monotonous process it takes to make glass I totally understood the price tags that are attached to their glass pieces.

Thumbs up to our field trip to Wimberley Glassworks.

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