Tuesday, July 8, 2008
Our crops are saved!
The BIG NEWS here at 25 Pine today is the much anticipated arrival of our glass shipment. It's hard to blow glass if you ain't got none and we were down to our last dregs. But today that's all a distant memory as 1000 pounds of Spectrum System 96 nuggets arrived.
These nuggets are made of glass with a Coefficient of Expansion/(COE ) of 96. We are able to fill our furnace up each night with these fabulous little chunks where we cook them into clear glass crystal. Because of the COE we are able to combine the clear glass with our expansive color palette and blow beautiful bubbles or sculpt the glass into sparkling solid forms.
It's like a new lease on life to look at this pile of raw material lying on our loading dock. We should put it away,... however, it seems to be good bait for the muse, so I think we'll leave it out there to trip over for just a little bit longer....