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.