Our blog has been quiet for a few weeks. Hey, there are only so many hours in the day, and we’ve been really hot. And busy making books. But today the temperature on the Burberry clock is a cool 82˚ and Peter Sís sent this:
“I was invited by the Corning Museum of Glass to play. It was amazing because each drawing I made changed into a three-dimensional object. Hot glass is beautiful and has an amazing red glow…and the way the colors are added is wonderful. The object is created very quickly and cools for days. I was thinking of making containers and vases for flowers or some brew. I wish I thought about the practical aspects more…like how do you hold a flying cup? Or do you spill or even get hurt when your pitcher has pointy ears?
Now I know I will not compete with professional glassmakers! And I appreciate how much work it takes to make something complex and beautiful. And I had fun. Also, the Corning Museum—and the history of glass—is amazing. You should visit! Happy summer.”