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Museum of Glass shines

Tacoma, WA, United States
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Tacoma's Museum of Glass couldn't be more perfectly situated on the revitalized Thea Foss Waterfront with its reflecting pool of clear glass sculpture shining in the sun. And the silver cylinder that houses the "Hot Shop" adds an interesting dynamic to the city skyline. The museum currently has five quite varied exhibits, from works by master Waterford artists to a colorful display by local pop artists. But the highlight for me was definitely the Hot Shop, where master staff glass blowers and sculptors work to create beautiful glass pieces with visiting glass artists. On my visit they were creating a glass eagle to be placed at the JFK memorial in Ireland. There is amphitheater style seating as well as a balcony that offers a birds eye view of the work. An emcee describes the process and answers questions from the audience. I thoroughly enjoyed spending a few hours watching these masters work and learning more about the process of creating such delicate the beautiful works of art.
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Thea Foss Waterway Public Esplanade
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by Isobelsnowie

06-25-2015

This looks so cool!