Blown Glass for Holiday Gifts

Blown Glass for Holiday Gifts

It is that time of year where everyone starts thinking of holiday gifts for their friends and family. The hard part can be choosing gifts that stand out. Maybe you don’t want to go with a tie or socks this year. If that is the case, why not consider something unique, maybe even something you can create yourself.

Blown glass makes a great gift and lets you get some creativity out while creating a unique gift. This age-old technique lets you design unique pieces that can be created alongside a theme like the ocean or nature, or you can go whichever way your imagination takes you.

What is Glass Blowing

Glass blowing allows you to liquefy glass, melting it down then forming it into a new piece of solid glass artwork.

Its history dates back to the 1st Century A.D. when Phoenician glassblowers were forbidden from traveling in case their knowledge would be leaked.  However, some of these glassblowers did escape and took their knowledge and skills to new countries including Switzerland, France and Belgium.

Glass blowing is one art form that continues to make advances to this day. New equipment and technology has kept this form of art exciting for those that enjoy playing with molten glass.  It makes a unique gift and fun experience.  You could just buy some blown glass from one of the creative professionals in your area or you can give everyone something totally unique these holidays.

Here at Dan’s Glass, we are glass lovers. Luckily for us, there are some studios close by where you can take lessons and create your own pieces.

Here is a list of places where you can take your own blown glass lessons.

These three studios all have great reviews and the glass blowing experts are on hand to make sure you get the best experience from your blown glass lessons. You could even check out discount sites like Groupon to see if they have a discount on local glass blowing classes.

Although the team at Dan’s Glass can’t help you with glass blowing classes, we can help you with all of your glass installation and repair needs. We offer residential, auto and commercial glass services in Concord, CA and surrounding areas. If you have a glass issue you need help with, call us today!

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