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« on: December 18, 2006 06:12:49 AM »

I'm majoring in glass blowing

OOOO tell us more about majoring in glass blowing! Where are you doing this? What is entailed?

« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2006 06:28:13 AM »

well i go to art school out in the boonies of new york. pretty much its like any other major in the art world, i needed to take freshman foundations, sophomore year i had to take 4 diffrent art classes of diffrent medias, Jr year i can settle down into the two medias i love, and Sr year i will be mounting a large show. as for actual assignments sophomore year has been pretty basic, though our teacher doesn't try to limit us on our ability's to blow. our first project was just using solid work, and from there on in we were expected to actually blow our projects. Being an undergrad and going into glass blowing at least at my school is a life changing decision. my blow slots this semester were Wednesday at 5 am till 9, and Saturday 5 am till 11. to be able to get up for these i had to go to bed at about 8 and get up at 4 YUCK. it has really weeded out the people who dint want to continue though. Jr years blow slots aren't looking better either, they get a 5am to 8 am slot as well as an 11pm to 2am slot. personally I'm not looking forward to that because i am a morning person, i can easily get up at 3 and get lots of work done, but staying up late isn't something my body does very well. i think lots of naps will be in order. this summer to stay "in shape" I'm looking to intern at a studio by my home town, and teach in a smaller studio in the surrounding area. if you have any questions about glass blowing definitely ask me!
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« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2006 05:50:08 AM »

I split this topic into its own topic since it was slightly different and so freakin cool!

« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2007 03:59:12 PM »

It is really cool! I've always wanted to take a glass blowing class, but I have to admit, since I'm sometimes a bit scattered, I'm afraid I might touch the molten glass! I'm even a bit nervous about just trying lampwork.... which is too bad really. I love it!
Good luck to you & tell us more about your work!

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« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2007 03:34:09 PM »

Up North here we have something simailar at Red Deer College where it is a BoA in glass arts I think. My girlfriend was looking into glass blowing and thats actully the only resource we found close by. Which leads into my question:

do you know of any good introductory books for glassblowing? I would like to get her one for a present to go with a beadmaking book I found her.


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« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2007 09:24:15 PM »

My sister is a glassblowing student and she recommended Edward T. Schmid's Beginning Glassblowing and Advanced Glassblowing

She said that she and the other students really like the tips, pictures and the funny way that it is written.

« Reply #6 on: December 31, 2007 11:34:36 AM »

I've heard good things about this book too:


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