I had the opportunity to attend the Glass Jam at McDermott Glass Studio & Gallery, in Sandwich, on September 14th. There was A LOT to shoot, so this post will have to be broken up into 3 posts. I was allowed to photograph inside the gallery, which is very rare. Most galleries and stores don't like photography and will yell at you for doing it.
I'll start with the hot shop
This made me laugh. I think it's GI Joe with nunchucks.
This young woman was making a ghost.
I was so caught up with watching her pull and shape the molten glass that I didn't take many pictures of the process! As much as I love glass, it's a very, very hot hobby and sadly, it's not something I could do. Just making the glass beads and marbles at The Bead Factory was too hot, and all I was using was a torch. I could not imagine working under these conditions, in summer.
I wasn't sure if this stuff was for sale, but it sure is pretty. Love the floats.
I spied this bucket full of cobalt glass bits on the side of the shop. My desire to possess a few bits overcame my fear of asking if I could have some. They say it never hurts to ask. Yukimi offered to give me the entire bucket! I said I just wanted a few pieces because it was so pretty, so she and I picked some big chunks. I also got a few chunks of dark green pieces. I was so happy!!!!!
Next up, their yard!