Sunday, July 6, 2014

Glass Works

I haven't shared photos regularly for a number of weeks so to get back in the swing of things and develop that habit again, I'm sharing everything.  Even though some variety is nice, I think I'll end up with clumps of photos from the same location for a bunch of posts all in a row.  I tried to avoid that in past but I need to get back in the swing of things.  :-)

Toward the end of the day we did a fast tour of several working craft or trades displays at Greenfield Village.  These were all working operations from printing (early printing press) to pottery to glass blowing and a number of other things we really didn't have time to see like a working sawmill.  Glass blowing is something I always thought was some combination of art and industry, which is probably accurate but I don't know that I've ever seen it done in person.  The shot below is some work done by the glass works at the Village using one of about a half dozen different furnaces.  It's actually quite a large shop setup for folks to watch and learn.

Glass blowing, Greenfield Village, Michigan

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