Day 326 of 365…
I love watching glass blowers. I remember being a kid at the coast watching the local guy through the window. I’ve discovered this last year we have a local place where you can actually watch from inside the “studio”. Downtown Vancouver you’ll find Firehouse Glass.
Firehouse Glass actually encourages viewers and the shop manager Matthew is wonderful to share and talk while he is creating. This art gallery is also a great place to learn…
Firehouse Glass provides community exposure to glass art as well as a collaborative forum for artists working in the glass medium. Firehouse Glass provides world-class equipment and facilities with a vision of community, education and collaboration in the glass arts. Private lessons as well as studio rentals are available in glass blowing, glass fusing and slumping, kiln forming, cold working, sand blasting, and torch working.
During First Friday Artwalk they are open doing glass blowing demonstrations from 6pm to 10pm. They also offer open studio time every Saturday from 1:30pm to 5:30pm. There is no charge to practice. If you decide to take any pieces you create you simply pay for the time it took to create. You must have previous glass blowing experience in order to participate. If you would like to learn they offer private lessons or small classes.
They created this mushroom for Tony during the open studio time. It was fascinating to watch.
Firehouse Glass is located at 518 Main Street, Vancouver, WA, 98660 and can be reached at 360-695-2660. You can also connect with Firehouse Glass on Facebook.
Watch today’s video for some glass blowing demonstration. They are creating a question mark.