Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Photo: Theme Day -- The Creative Artisan

Today's worldwide Daily Photo theme for the first of May is "The Creative Artisan."  This photo shows two artisan glass blowers at work at the Sunday morning crafts fair at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

After the glass blowers got the glass quite hot in the furnace, as I showed yesterday, they took the glass out of the furnace and the artisan at the left  shaped the warm glass ball while the other artisan blew through the tube to enlarge the glass object.

The artisans invited a child from the audience to sit with them as they worked on making the glass, as you see here.  I think his family was buying the glass object for which he had a front row seat.

This week we are showing photos of an endangered species at the bottom of the Grand Canyon on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

To see how other City Daily Photo bloggers have interpreted the theme of artisans at work, click on this link.

11 comments:

Tanya Breese said...

how neat to watch your piece of glass you purchase created right there!

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This looks like a real treat for the child and his family.

Sharon said...

This is such interesting work to watch. I always think of Chihuly when I see one of these artists working.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Julie - Love your theme day entry. I'm crazy about blown glass. There's a lot of it in the Seattle area when I visit there - Chihuly!

Jack said...

The glassmaker works around extremely hot materials and doesn't wear gloves? That is a bit surprising.

glenda said...

The little guy looks pretty intent.

Stefan Jansson said...

It's impressive work and when done by an artisan it looks so easy.

Kay said...

This is neat. I haven't had a chance to see much glass blowing.

Thérèse said...

A real glass blowing lesson but what about the security...
Such a rewarding art!

Buck said...

That's a front row seat I'd love to have! A beautiful post for the theme.

Babzy said...

magical to see them at work :)

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