First practiced by ancient gods of the underworld who forged vases in the fiery depths of volcanoes, glass blowing is now the second-most-popular air-filled art form after inflatable architecture. Acquire a piece of molten magnificence with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of handmade glass ornaments, jewelry, paperweights, and more at Luke Adams Glass located in Norwood. Luke Adams Glass creates one-of-a-kind pieces using the fiery power of glassblowing. Errant sunbeams with outstanding parking tickets can finally be apprehended with vibrant suncatchers such as the translucent hanging starfish ($35) or the multicolored twisted heart ($35–$39). Pendant necklaces ($56) make distinctive gifts and artist-signed Christmas-tree paperweights ($41–$47) festively capture flighty documents looking to make an airborne escape. While not included in this Groupon, Luke Adams Glass also offers glassblowing classes for budding blowers. The studio is open Monday–Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Luke Adams Glassblowing Studio
Luke Adams's childhood talent for drawing spurred him toward an education in glasswork at the Massachusetts College of Art, where he honed his technique under artists from all over the country. Today, Luke molds his molten medium into colorful, one-of-a-kind starfish suncatchers, jewelry, and paperweights. Through jewelry-making and glassblowing classes, his studio spreads a passion for glass-oriented artistry, teaching students to shear and assemble artful shards, molding them into versatile, translucent building blocks similar to the kind used to by Gustave Eiffel to construct an ice-cube model of his infamous tower.