Date Night Fun: Glass Blowing

Back in December, Travis got sucked into a glass blowing competition show on Netflix called Blown Away. I know, super random. Since he was nerding out over the amazing designs, I told him that there is actually a local glass blowing studio where you can go and make your own projects. And he was ALL IN on trying it.

We initially wanted to go in December to make Christmas ornaments, but they were totally booked up. So, when I saw that they had a special pint glass session for St. Patrick’s Day, I signed us up.

Let’s start with the important information. First off, the studio is McFadden Art Glass in Baltimore, Maryland and you can find their website here: McFadden Art Glass The St. Patrick’s Day workshop cost $75 per person and ran from 4:30 pm – 6:30 pm on a Saturday. The have lots of other events too — everything from making your own bunny for Easter to creating a stemless wine glass, flower or ring holder for Mother’s Day.

Here’s Travis going through the process to make his orange and white pint glass with a handle (you can click on each photo to make it bigger):

And here I am making my dark blue/light blue ombre pint glass with no handle:

The people/artists/glass magicians who guided us through every stage of the glass making process were incredible. They were patient and great communicators and made sure we not only ended up with a gorgeous piece of art… but we didn’t get burned while working with the lava-hot molten glass.

After we made our masterpieces, we left them there for a couple days so they can safely come down to room temperature. Travis brought them home one day after work and we are both flabbergasted that we actually MADE these glasses!

It was so much fun and the glasses turned out so well. I highly recommend it as a super out-of-the-box date night!

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One thought on “Date Night Fun: Glass Blowing”

  1. Wow, they are really nice, the glass looks like it will last! Nice colors. Sounds like fun. What a fun date night. How do you get the bottom to flatten, like that? Fun.
    I once saw a Chahuly (?) exhibit. Amazing what he made. Hanging flowers, all sorts of things. You would probably like to see that. I think he still has exhibits. Jack would probably like that!

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