[Lab] What are you making for Valentines?

Jason Cobill jason.cobill at gmail.com
Wed Feb 13 16:35:50 EST 2013

   Sorry for the wait on answers, I was away from my desk all day.
   Flo have awesome beginner and advanced workshops, and once you've
trained sufficiently you can book time at the studio for your own projects.
   It's awesome to go just to see the setup - it's an extremely technical
art, really satisfying to create form and structure out of liquid, and the
high temperatures involved make it pretty exciting. :) My work is still
really simple, but I can't get over the richness and purity of the colours
and luminosity in glass.

   As Nigel pointed out, you'd want a rigorous scientific glassblowing
background to make electronics components, but there's lots of interesting
ways to incorporate electronics into artistic glass projects (if not into
the glass itself, necessarily). Nigel's experimented with building homebrew
tungsten lightbulbs, and I've been messing around with base-lighting my
sculptures with LEDs. LED flood lights and coloured glass lenses make a
pretty amazing pair. :)

   If you're looking for a maker-y Valentine's Day activity, they do really
fun day workshops where you get to make a paperweight or a blown glass
ornament. It'd be a memorable date!
   The URL again is: http://floglassblowing.ca/

   -Jason Cobill
    (Sorry if this sounded like an ad - I don't actually work for Flo! Just
a very satisfied student.)

On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:44 AM, Andrew Plumb <andrew at plumb.org> wrote:

> Looks like they give classes and everything!  See
> http://floglassblowing.ca/
> I've often wondered what would be involved in making functional, artistic
> vacuum tubes...
> Andrew.
> On 2013-02-13, at 11:36 AM, Jean-Marc LeBlanc wrote:
> That is really cool. How would one go about doing that.  Do they show you
> how?
> Jean-Marc Le Blanc
> ---
> On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:21 AM, Jason Cobill <jason.cobill at gmail.com>wrote:
>>    Made this in rented time at the glassblowing studio at Flo
>> Glassblowing.
>>    http://www.lunarbovine.com/showandtell/BlueVase.jpg
>>    It'll look better filled with flowers. :)
>>    -Jason Cobill
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