Corning Museum of Glass with the Road Scholars...Glass Blowing

We continue our journey with the Road Scholars at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning NY.

    "50 B.C. ~ Glass blowing techniques invented by the Phoenicians on the Syro-Palestinian coast. 23-79 A.D. ~ Ancient Historian Pliny suggests shipwrecked Phoenician sailors accidentally discovered glass making. 1st Century B.C. ~ Cologne, Germany becomes major glass blowing center of the Roman Empire"

Glassblowing is a glassforming technique that involves inflating molten glass into a bubble (or parison), with the aid of a blowpipe (or blow tube).
They had an area where you could watch glass blowing in progress.  It is definitely a skill.  You can see a few of the items they made at the forground of the photo.

I am not sure if Whimsies are blown glass or not but I thought I would add thme here:-)

If you feel artistic you can actually make your own glass pieces at the museum....

"From hot glassworking, to flameworking, to fusing, to sandblasting—you and your family can do just about anything with glass, with the help of our experienced glassworkers. Opportunities exist for all ages. No experience is necessary. These short experience are 20 to 40 minutes in length, depending on the Make Your Own Glass project. "Corning Museum of Glass

 Don't know who made these but my grandson would love them.
Happy Travels and Adventures Everyone!


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