Friday, March 16, 2012
Hot, Hot, Hot
Working around a very hot oven to make all the pretty things for the tourists.
We came across this glass shop while wondering around Makawao one day. They had a variety of things they made including whales, turtles, dolphins and other sea and island creatures.
I asked the guy if he ever had his project fall off the end of the pole and after giving me a funny look he said, "not in a very long time". Maybe he thought I was going to jinx him!
The finished product. The glass items that he makes have to "cool" in an oven for 24 hours so that they don't crack and shatter during the cooling process. He had several different colors of sand and ground glass that he would incorporate into the design along the way to get the look he wanted. He also had some pretty nifty tools for making what look like bubbles in the glass, shaping the glass and cutting it from the end of the pole.