It’s Really Heating Up in Here…

This week has been the warmest so far this summer here at the shop.  We’re not really sure how warm because the thermometer stops at a certain point…

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Thermometer

The heat is often part of what draws people in to glass blowing…

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The Dragon!

 

 

It seems scary, and somewhat dangerous, but it sets this work apart.  Glassblowers reading this post may roll their eyes at this.  It’s considered uncool to complain about the heat in the glass blowing world. After all, it’s this warm everyday in some places…

 

 

That said we do pay close attention to hydration.  We use lots of fans and cooling stations where we can take a moment to cool down.  After all, we’re not crazy!

 

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Citrus and Green Tea

 

 

This last week has been a flurry of activity .  With alterations to be made to an existing installation in California and a new set of installations in Florida upcoming over the next two weeks we are working double-time to keep pace with our scheduled project in Wisconsin…

 

 

 

Bellemead Hot Glass, Robert Kuster,Hillsborough NJ 08844
Bellemead Hot Glass, Robert Kuster,Hillsborough NJ 08844