The coldworking studio smelled like stale beer and vodka yesterday.
I know, I know, we aren’t supposed to use any of the studios at PGCwhile under the influence. Fear not, none of us were actually drinking, just chopping the bottles in half. In pursuit of recycling glass bottles, my classmates and I resorted to gathering all the empties in our homes, pouring perfectly good booze down the sink and even buying vodka – just for the fancy bottle!
For this final coldworking project, we were able to use all the tools and techniques we’ve learned so far:
Out of the entire process, grinding and polishing took the most time. The monotony of these two steps makes me a little impatient. Even so, I put up a good hustle to stay focused and was able to complete my vase from start to finish. Our class came up with a good variety of retrofitted glass ware – a set of beer bottle drinking glasses, a Maker’s Mark goblet and two variations on vodka vases.
I still need to finish coldworking many of the other projects we worked on this session (apparently my hustle was not so good during previous classes). I’ll be heading into the coldshop to wrap that business up on my own. Then on March 20th I head back to the hot shop for Hot II. Thanks to Ashley and my classmates for another amazing glass adventure!