cre•ate / krē|āt / verb

To bring (something) into existence

Where hot meets cold

hot shop

Melting glass at temperature in excess of 2200ºF. Gathering out of the furnace onto steel rods, I use heat, gravity, air, and hand tools to physically manipulate my medium.

cold shop

After the glass is annealed, I bring it into the cold shop. Using a number of different machines, I grind away layers of colored glass to reveal what is underneath.

Why would you ever become a glassblower?

There’s lots of ways to be as a person, and some people express their deep appreciation in different ways. But one of the ways that I believe people express their appreciation to the rest of humanity is to make something wonderful and put it out there. And you never meet the people, you never shake their hands, you never hear their story or tell yours. But somehow in the act of making something with a great deal of care and love, something’s transmitted there. And it’s a way of expressing to the rest of our species, our deep appreciation. So we need to be true to who we are. And remember what’s really important to us. 

Steve Jobs