69. blown.

For as long as I can remember, Mrs. Crappy has pointed out the Pittsburgh Glass Center whenever we drove by. She’s wanted to stop and look; occasionally, she’s also mentioned taking classes there.

A couple weeks ago, I was wondering what to do about Mrs. Crappy’s approaching birthday. And I saw someone mention on Twitter they had just taken a short course there, one that took you though making a blown-glass Christmas ornament.

I couldn’t find open slots a few days within her birthday — which is Dec. 15, for all those keeping track — so we went last night.

How was it?

It was a great night. Our instructors were personable, and took time to answer all the questions we had. The class was hands on; we picked our colors and did our own twisting and blowing. We even lucked out with our fellow students, who were all interested and engaging.

And this weekend, we’ll stop by the center and pick up our one-of-a-kind ornaments. Made by us. For Mrs. Crappy’s birthday.

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One thought on “69. blown.”

  1. Fun! I can’t wait to see you finished ornaments.

    I tried glassblowing in college, in a seminar. Difficult! I didn’t have the lung strength to start up my bubble. But it looks so cool. Maybe I’ll try again at the Pgh Glass Center.

    Happy birthday, Mrs. Crappy!

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