On the island of Murano, part of Venice, Italy, I had the opportunity to photograph the artist at Vetreria Guarnieri doing a glass blowing demonstration. My Kidlet was mesmerized, so much so that she sat through a second demonstration. She was so riveted in fact, and asked an intelligent question or three, that the glass master took a bemused interest and let her blow a glass bubble. He’d better be careful. He might end up with a new apprentice!
I treated this like a mini-assignment, and did the post-processing as if I were allowed to light it, rather than take what was given in terms of lighting. There are a few more images after the jump.
The cool-down kiln. At a mere 500ºC, this is where the newly-created artwork cools overnight so as to be less prone to shattering.