I’ve been blowing glass for a little while now at DC Glassworks. It’s something totally different, challenging and fun. I wasn’t sure which class to take next (repeat basic shapes or try something a little bit more advanced). While I was busy making up my mind, things filled up. Then I saw a weekend offering that combined DC Glassworks with the Washington Glass School–Bullseye Rollup.

A chance to try fusing at the glass school, and combine it with something I’ve begun to know something about at the glassworks: sounded like just the ticket.

The first day included making two fused glass plates using bullseye glass at the Glass School. My first one featured primary colors and geometric shapes. Here it is before fusing.

And here it is after an afternoon at the glassworks under the skillful hands of Mike, assisted by Dave and Ed. (Each bullseye student sets the “vision” for the piece and these talented folks made it happen. Bullseye glass is stiff–not for the novice!)


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