Why? Glass Bubble Project!

Last night, I met up with my Kappa Delta alumnae group for a creative adventure at Glass Bubble Project in Ohio City. When we arrived, we were greeted by Morty, the pet rooster.

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Morty set the tone for the evening: a laid-back, kitschy, and fun experience. After receiving instruction in the different types of pieces we could make (flowers, paperweights, suncatchers, glasses, or vases), we got to work.

I made a flower, colored with green and cobalt blue glass chips. The most intimidating part was getting extra “grabs” of glass from the searing-hot furnace to make the piece. After you “grabbed” the glass, it was time to apply color.

IMG_5498From there, you pulled the hot glass into flower petals. Our instructors were great, helping us each step of the way, even when our pieces were going in “unique” directions.

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Some of us were even brave enough to try actually blowing the glass and creating vases.

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Our pieces won’t be done until this evening, so I can’t share my masterpiece with all of you, but I’m sure it will be prominently displayed (or hidden away for a White Elephant exchange). This was a really unique experience and something you should definitely take advantage of, if you haven’t already.

For $40, we got instruction in glass blowing and got to make our own piece of artwork to take home with us, plus we could bring in munchies and adult beverages. Glass Bubble Project offers a wide variety of classes, from groups to individuals that range from $40 to $125. There are even children’s classes starting at $25. For more information on the different types of classes and how to reserve a spot, click here.

And if you don’t want to explore your own artistic side, you can simply shop the collection of beautiful handmade glass pieces.

IMG_5489Have you ever made a glass piece at the Glass Bubble Project? Where do you go to express your artsy side?

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