Glistening Glass Gifts

Glass Artist - Pumpkin glass art

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For glass blower Luke Adams and his creative team, it’s all about timing and temperature. “You’re always balancing those things,” Luke says, noting that you have only a few minutes to work with the glass before having to reheat it. “You’re wedged between a very narrow balance—if it’s too hot, [the glass] melts into a blob, and if it’s too cold, it will crack.”

The work is challenging, both physically and creatively, and nearly 50 percent or more of the pieces break before they are finished, Luke shares, but it’s a challenge he and his team proudly take on. “It’s incredibly rewarding,” the fine artist says, “to have something tangible at the end of every day.”