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There’s nothing like a hot glory hole on a Saturday afternoon date

Joey deVilla spins some glass inside a glory hole at Gott Glass glassblowing studio.
Seminole Heights’ seal, which depicts a two-headed alligator

We’ve just come from a “hot glass date” at Susan Gott’s glass workshop, which is conveniently located in our neighborhood, Seminole Heights. We opted to make a fluted bowl together, and I’ll post pictures of the finished work once it’s cooled off in the annealer.

As for “glory hole,” I’m using it in the glassblowing sense — it’s the opening for the furnace for reheating glass to shape it. If you’re a regular reader of this blog, you’re probably more familiar with the other usage of the term. Slate has an interesting article on the use of the term by glassblowing and other-kind-of-blowing cultures.

More photos (and video too!) later.

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