The Corning Museum of Glass, celebrated for its daily glass blowing demonstrations, is embracing the fall season by offering visitors a unique opportunity to craft their own glass pumpkins.
This interactive experience, available until November 20, invites guests to explore the fascinating process of glass blowing, allowing them to create pumpkins in various shapes, sizes, and colors, under professional guidance.
The melting furnace in the museum’s workshop holds about a thousand pounds of molten glass, heated to two thousand one hundred degrees, facilitating the creation of the pumpkins, elucidated Eric Meek, the senior manager of Hot Glass Programs and MarCom Operations.
This hands-on experience begins with participants choosing their preferred project colors and donning safety glasses. They are then escorted to the glass blowing studio to commence their project with the assistance of a workshop associate. The actual crafting involves intricate processes, including molding, blowing, and fine-tuning, to breathe life into the envisioned glass pumpkin.
The finishing touch involves transferring rods and meticulously attaching the stem to complete the creation, a process described by participants as magical.
The museum offers this enchanting experience until November 20, with tickets priced at $34 each.
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