Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Hot Sand

Do you remember the art of blowing glass?
You don't see or hear about it much these days,
but I remember it well from my childhood.
 
There's a very cool shop in Asbury Park, NJ called, Hot Sand
where they blow glass art and you can as well!
 
The Gallery is beautiful and they have lot's of
gorgeous pieces on display.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I can't wait to go back.
When I do, I would like to make a small vase,
for cut flowers from my garden!
 

32 comments:

  1. They are all beautiful pieces, Debbie. It would be lovely to have a vase for flowers. Did you see one that you would like to have?

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  2. Wow, what colorful stuff! Bill loves that sort of thing.

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  3. I love all the colorful glass, but have never tried to do it myself - that sounds like fun!

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  4. Oh, I would love that place! I am a big fan of art glass. One of the highlights of my life was getting to see the Chihuly exhibit at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Love, love, love!!

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  5. My kids tried some glass blowing not long ago and loved it.

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  6. I watched a glass blower in Huntington WV many years ago and collected quite a few pieces of it. I couldn't bring it with me when I moved so I gave it to family.

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  7. SO beautiful! I remember watching the glass blowers at the Texas State Fair when I was young. So delicate. These pieces look fairly sturdy - more user friendly! So - I wonder if it is hard to do this art......

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  8. i love the rainbow colored ones that look like balloons - awesome!! love all the colors. so cheerful & fun!! ( :

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  9. Oh neat! I have a blogging friend whose husband is a glass blower.

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  10. Oh my! That place looks amazing. The pieces shown are gorgeous.

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  11. I do remember, and some of my favorite field trips in school were to the Corning Glass Factory here in NY to watch them do it. Even as a child, I found it just mesmerizing.

    Such beautiful pieces here.

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  12. I like beautiful blown went. In Poland there are several Glassworks, make beautiful crystals.
    Beautiful photos.
    Regards.
    Lucia

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  13. Oh I love hand blown glass I was lucky enough that my daughter went to art school and I watched students blowing glass and changing a lump into a beautiful thing.
    LOVE the colours. It is am amazing process. Great shots Debbie. Hug B

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  14. really cool name for the place. :)

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  15. The little town I grew up in in WV had a glass factory. They did everything by hand and you could go watch them blow the glass. It was really fun to watch! I don't know if it's still there, but we visited the place many times over the years.

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  16. Beautiful work, beautiful colors!

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  17. Now that's something I would like to try but haven't yet....This shop really has beautiful pieces....eye candy for sure....

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  18. I wish I had taken classes in it when I was in college. Now they don't offer it anymore. I love those balloons. That would be so much fun to have in my house. It looks like a neat shop.

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  19. What a fun, beautiful place. I LOVE those fruits and vegetables. A vase would be so lovely!

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  20. You may have heard me mention Silver Dollar City in Branson MO a time or two. :) They have an old-time glass blower in one of the shops there. It's really fun to watch them, but the customers don't get to make anything. I love this shops name. They have some beautiful things.

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  21. Beautiful glass work, there is a place close by here where we can watch glass blowing too, but we don't get to try it out. I bet it is no where near as straight forward as it looks!

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  22. Wow, what beautiful pieces! I especially love the glass vegetables. I would love to try making something.

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  23. Glass is so nice, Debbie.
    Last year I was and looking in Kosta Boda factory at the art there. Wow, It is amazing things they could do:)

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  24. The have a glass blowing demonstration at Jamestown. It's alwasys so interesting. And when you go in the summertime, it's SO hot where those folks are working...
    You'll have to show us the vase you make!

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  25. Wow these are fabulous. I loved that row of what looks like balloons, so colorful. The apples and fruit were pretty neat looking too. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Oh my lord! I am in love!!! The color!!! Oh my!!

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  27. I once sent into a glass shop and watched a demonstraton of the art of blowing glass. It is so amazing. Sometimes, you just wonder how someone figured it all out. I loved the pictures; of course you are the best at that.
    Blessings!

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  28. oooooo... I can't wait to see the vase you will make

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  29. I watched them do that also. It is amazing.

    Love your display pictures you have taken.

    All I want to buy.

    Love the colours, shapes.

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