No Experience Required; Ages 18+Think you have what it takes to be the next Glassblowing Star? Come Blow Us Away at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in the first amateur glassblowing competition. This 45-minute challenge focuses on a fall favorite here in New…
No Experience Required; Ages 18+Think you have what it takes to be the next Glassblowing Star? Come Blow Us Away at Terrapin Glassblowing Studio in the first amateur glassblowing competition. This 45-minute challenge focuses on a fall favorite here in New England: Pumpkins!
You'll be the boss in the studio with two experienced glassblowers by your side to work on your project. These glassblowers are your assistants and are only allowed to help you upon your directions. One glassblower will be going in and out of our furnaces to gather you additional glass and reheat your project. The other will ensure that you are being safe as well as preparing your stem when you're ready. Make as many, or as few, pumpkins in your 45 minute timeslot as you can, but when the timer runs out the annealer is LOCKED. Anything not in the annealer at the buzzer will not be included in your final body of work.
Included in this challenge is the cost for three colors to be chosen by you, but you may also purchase additional colors as you see fit in order to bring out your creativity and individuality. After that, the clock starts! Bring your friends and family along to cheer you on!
Glassblowing is a teamwork activity, and as the team leader (or Gaffer) it is your job to direct your assistants to the next step or to speak up when you need a little help with a step. Your assistants will not make the pumpkin for you, but they are there to help you along the way!
We'll provide each person who signs up some materials to study prior to their challenge. This will include a YouTube demo with narration as well as written instructions to help you during your challenge. Materials available after September 25th or the following business day after registration. Study these instructions carefully, because once you're in the studio you'll have to remember the steps! The written instructions will be available in the studio, but your assistants will not guide you to the next step.
All pieces that survive the annealing process will have a professional photo taken and be submitted for judgement! Unlike a TV challenge, these photos will be put up for the public to vote for their favorite to win the grand prize! The person who's pumpkin display has the most "likes" on Facebook will receive an $85 gift card to Terrapin Glassblowing Studio as well as having their final body of work featured in our newly renovated Gallery AND featured on our social media platforms. All participants will keep their pumpkins after the challenge is completed and judged, but we make no promises that any will survive the annealing process. Judging will be live during the first week of November.
If there is not a timeslot that works with your schedule or we are sold out, please call the studio at 603-593-5073 as we do have some flexibility Thursdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm.
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