Despite all students being complete glass novices, the intricate tutorial of technique and proper procedure allowed everyone to dive right into the process.

[photo by Nadia Begin]

[photo by Erin O’Loughlin]

By the end of the first day, students felt confident in creating colorful flowers.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

By the end of the second day, students blew their first pieces to create delicate spherical ornaments.

[photo by Erin O’Loughlin]

Fellow glass artist Bridget O’Malley also presented a lecture on architectural glass.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

By the end of the third day, everyone successfully completed beautiful drinking glasses. Not bad for a group of newbies learning one of the hardest trades in fine arts.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

Joshua has stayed on at Arcosanti for the past week to work on his own projects and allow the Arcosanti residents who attended the workshop get in more bench time. He has also worked with the Planning Department to design and cast a piece to install onsite using the Arcosanti Bronze Bell sand casting technique.

[photo by Sue Kirsch]

As the past two glass-blowing workshops were immense successes, there are definitely more workshops to come in the future.

[photo by Nadia Begin]

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