Sweden has a long standing tradition of glassblowing. Personally, I love glass and I don't think there is such a thing as too much glass. Lucky for us not only did we find glass but the furnace was hot and working. We just had to stay and watch. It was totally mesmerizing. The furnace is 1200 degrees C.
The pole sits in the oven getting hot and ready to put a blob of sand on it. Excuse me because this isn't a technical term. It is my own homegrown interpretation of things.
The pole is constantly in motion as the glass maker turns and bends the molten sand.
What was this fine artist making? Why this of course. Isn't it beautiful?
Also from the oven
Are these beautiful works of art. I ended up buying a little carafe for salad dressing.