Day Two


I'll stop counting the days eventually, I'm sure. It's a bright, shiny new toy. But yes, this is blog day two. And it was a wonderful day!

Last week Joe and I went to a glass-blowing demonstration in St. Pete, which was great. It was at Morean Arts Center ( on Central Avenue. I'd never heard of Morean Arts Center. We were going to be in St. Pete anyway and I happened to see a Groupon for this event, so it just happened. The Center itself is neat, they had a beautiful ceramics display, a nice little shop and a huge assortment of arts/crafts classes. The glass facility is behind the main building and the demonstration was great. Lots of twirling of hot glass, forming it into a perfect cylindrical vase and then draping it over a board to create a stunning abstract bowl. Joe enjoyed it so much he said he wanted to take a lesson. Which is all I need to hear.

St. Pete's not far from Sarasota but far enough, so I looked around Sarasota and found the Sarasota School of Glass. is a neat little place in Central Sarasota which does glass fusing, a little different from glass blowing but still fun. Since we had an anniversary happening, I bought us each lessons in Introductory glass fusing. We had a great time. No pics yet of our finished glass since it is firing in the kiln as I write and will be ready in about 48 hours. But it was an informative, relaxed, fun four hours and I can see alot of potential to incorporate some original glasswork into jewelry designs. So the moral of this story: always try new stuff! It's fun, interesting, keeps things fresh and there are always ways to use new stuff in life. Pics to follow!