Glass can be exquisite in its myriad forms, from the ornate windows of a Gothic cathedral to the crystalline webbing of a freshly vandalized windshield. Reflect on beauty with today’s Groupon to Uptown Glassworks in Renton. Choose between the following options:
- For $25, you get a blow-your-own soaring glass heart activity (a $49.95 value).
- For $25, you get a blow-your-own glass flower activity (a $49.95 value).<p>
The experienced glass blowers at Uptown Glassworks guide students of all skill levels through the steps of forging liquid glass into glittering a winged heart or a calla lily, tulip, or poppy flower blossoming from an emerald stem. Pupils choose their favorite colors, or the colors that display their hatred of magenta, from the spectrum of supplies and, with the assistance of a hot-shop staff member, blend their pigments into glass puddles dispensed from a 2,000-degree furnace.
After forming pleasing contours, students set projects to cool in the confines of a 1,000-degree furnace, which ensures pieces stay crack-free while heat disperses. Groups of friends and off-duty sousaphone players can work together to create a fanciful memento. Uptown Glassworks’ ambiance awakens artistry with vaulted ceilings, generous space, and rafter beams set within a building built in 1902.