I was wondering why I have such a fascination with glass and glass blowing. Why I need to be in the studio every day? After pondering this for some time, I came to realize that working with glass is a lot like dealing with life.

Think about it, when the glass is hot, it is like a romantic interest. The material invites you with its flowing and swaying movements, and in return, you add heat and a gentle touch, and then the final result is something beautiful. Like a relationship, with some care, it can last a lifetime, but with neglect, it can shatter like a window hit by a baseball.

Likewise, glass blowing is often a collaborative act. You know, like the decision to start a family. There is, of course, a distinct difference with glass blowing and that is, what you make you can enjoy without the need to feed, clothe, school, vaccinate or change diapers. But you do have to pay utilities, buy supplies, and work, work, work.

So tell me grasshopper, what is it that bothers you today, other than the fact that you are not having fun with us in the studio?

Sally Pennington Moore
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