Monday, January 28, 2013

Glassblowing date

Planning gifts for Hubby is often a challenge, because he is simply not a stuff guy.  He likes experiences.  I wracked my brain trying to come up with the best idea for his birthday this year until I remembered a mom friend at school saying she had taken her kids to a glassblowing studio at Christmas to make ornaments.  I contacted Gallery G Glass in Pittsburgh, and Gary offers a "date night" for two, which includes a private session in the studio making paperweights, ornaments and drinking glasses in the colours of your choice.  So fun!

smoothing the outside

his drinking glass in progress

"the glory hole"

Gary and his wife Erica are awesome!  The studio is closed on Sunday, but they let us come in anyway since that was the only day we could do it.  We had such great fun!  Once our projects are cool enough, I'll go pick them up and we will have three objects each to keep and use.  I love the thought of sipping cool drinks from these glasses we made ourselves (yes, with a lot of help, but still), remembering this birthday and the fantastic date we enjoyed in Pittsburgh.


  1. What a great birthday present. Happy birthday to your lovely hubby from all of us!

  2. Thanks, Aussie Mum! We miss celebrating with your family! We were just discussing Stephanie's 3rd birthday in Albany. Wistful sigh... Warmest wishes to you all!