2007-137a multicoloured paperweight - Copy 2007-137d small orange vessel2007-137b blue streaky paperweight - Copy

Left/Top: Multicoloured paperweight. Middle: Orange leopard vase. Right/Bottom: Blue swirl paperweight.

Blowing is probably the skill¬†most people associate with glass and it’s hard not to have ¬†respect for the blowers. More than any other means of working with glass, blowing mixes the artistic with the theatrical.

But that theatre carries a price. Glassblowing is dangerous. Working with hot glass and tools carries risk. More than with any other discipline, blowing has a risk of serious injury. In this arena more than any other, it is important to know your limitations. I know mine and I no longer blow.