Every tourist trap, entertainment, art festival or fair can be found. Usually hand-blown glass pieces, boots that catch the eye. Maybe the bottle is a sleeping dog or tiny basket that eventually cracked before you got home. These items are often made as mass production that classifies these elements as "glass arts". Nothing can go beyond the truth of course. Many times, glassworks created on such tourist traps were not created with a strong glass or cooled, making the glasses much stronger.
I was hoping that the exhausted explanation explained the garbage disposal of almost every small shop between wrestling magazines and engine oil. What he was looking for was a glass of sculptures that had a real character and beauty. Fortunately for me, my mission did not lead to the vague national and mountain retreat of Buddhist sects, which sought for enlightenment through glass blowing. I did not even have to go to an eastern bloc where some illicit artists made shining protests. Instead, the journey took me just two miles from my house to a local glass blast shop, where glass art handmade by some master glass blowers.
So what's different from glassblowers in the furnace, so is the tourist trap glass and hand-blown glass art often found in many glassblowing studios? For beginners, the glass blocks of the furnace are very limited when assembling different parts in their pieces. The bowls, vases, and jars they create are pleasing to the eye when they look at them, but they have to understand that they are made from a basic shape and simply come to an oven to finish. There is really little to add to these items that tend to remove the creative aspect of the artist. A glass blower that uses breath and nozzle to meet individual needs, glass art is a completely different situation. These types of glass blocks are actually artists as they have to dream creatures and work with smaller pieces of glass to create a ready-made form.