Live Glass blowing Demos: Asheville Holiday Tradition?
Handcrafted Glass Ornaments, Goblets & Fine Glass Art
Live Glass blowing Demos in Asheville by Nationally Known Scientific Glassblower Jason Probstein.
Jason once again will be showcasing his awesome techniques during a series of live holiday demonstrations hosted at the Mountain Made Art Gallery from now until Dec 21, 2015. For demo schedule > Live Glassblowing Demos
What is Scientific Glassblowing?
According to The Society American Scientific Glassblowers:
“Glass and scientific advances have gone hand-in-hand throughout history. Some notable examples include Galileo’s thermometer, Edison’s light bulb, and the vacuum tubes of early radio, TV and computers.”
As a scientific glassblower Jason uses Corning Pyrex tubing, a strong and very durable form of glass to create his work.
But unlike other glassblowers, he has taken this seemly mundane, industrialized craft and turned it into a wonderful handcrafted art!
During his demos, he heats up the Pyrex glass tubes and rods with a gas-torch, until they reach a molten state, then he gracefully forms his piece by blowing into it and shaping it with “dancing” hand movements.
Mountain Made has been hosting the live glassblowing demos for the holidays with Jason for FIVE years now! In fact many families have made special trips into town to view him at work and collect “this year’s ornament”.
How to get to Mountain Made, a downtown Asheville art gallery…