On Tuesday afternoon, Folk School students piled into a caravan of vehicles and drove down the road to Hayesville. There they visited David Goldhagen, a local artist who creates incredible sculptures and vessels in his glass blowing studio. Apart from the art and David himself, David’s studio features several impressive features.
The first thing I noticed was the crucible. It’s a very industrial looking machine that looks like it would feel right at home in the hull of a space ship. It has a lid which opens with the press of a button to reveal a vat of molten glass. David has several contraptions of this nature, including two furnaces, one of which has a 30 inch glory hole that enables him to work on larger sculptures.
While we were visiting, David showed us how to make a “splash bowl” which is a sculptural vessel. See photos of the demonstration and his work below, and keep a look out for the video– coming soon.
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