The Art of Glass: Summer 2021
Via Angie Latham, instructor:
"My Art of Glass class and I had the opportunity to atten a glass blowing workshop in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, at The Little Sandy Glass Shop with Heather Hepp. We were so excited to see how glass blowing art is created and having the hands-on experience of blowing glass to create ornaments.
We were able to see the similarities of what we do in class with fusing and slumping glass versus blowing glass.The same type of glass with a (COE) Coefficient of Expansion pf 96 was used; however, the temperature that the glass needs to perform the task of getting to a molten state is much higher (at around 2,400°F) than what is needed for fusing and slumping glass (at around 1465°F). Hepp used a gas furnace, while we use an electric kiln.
At the end of the day, it was a great experience and a joy to see my students in the motion of the creative process."