Last week, I found out about Third Degree Glass Factory in St. Louis, a nifty place that opens up their space to the public every third Friday of the month. When I went last Friday, I got to see a fire show and glass-blowing demonstration for the first time.
When this is your first time seeing a fire show (by Fire Tech), you gotta front-row it:
I tried experimenting with long exposure. It’s hard! It was difficult to get the moving performer’s face in focus and I didn’t have a tripod to get those super-long light trails. So this was the best I could do:
That first fire-breathing picture was nothing compared to the final blowout (haha):
Next, I saw a bunch of really cool glass pieces inside the factory. If only I had $990 to spare… Actually though, who buys this stuff? Now I see where the term “starving artist” comes from.
You could even make your own ornaments. I originally wanted to make my own glass piece, but prices started at $25. Um, no thank you. I’ll just look at them for now…#brokecollegestudent
Finally, we headed over to watch the glass-blowing demonstration.
It was really neat; we got to watch this artist create an “experimental” piece from start to finish.
One more thing…
My friends made fun of me for it, but I couldn’t resist getting a photo of the bathroom sinks. Well joke’s on them because just look at these! So cool!
Have you ever seen glass-blowing before?
Thanks for reading!