Veterans Glassblowing Day at The Studio

More than 20 local Corning area Veterans experienced glassblowing first hand this past Saturday at The Studio as part of the free event held in honor of Veterans’ Day.

Veterans Glassblowing Day at The Studio

“We’re proud to be part of the larger glassmaking community who opened their doors to Veterans,” said Amy Schwartz, director of The Studio.

Held for the first time this year, Veterans Glassblowing Day was initiated this year “to provide United States veterans and active service members with a free opportunity to try the craft of glassblowing with the intentions of developing a marketable skill, building joy through artistic expression, and creating community through an annual national event.”

Glassmaker Christa Westbrook assists a Veteran in making a glass pumpkin.

Glassmaker Christa Westbrook assists a Veteran in making a glass pumpkin.

At The Studio, Veterans took part in one-hour Introduction to Glassblowing lessons working one on one with The Studio’s glassmaking instructors.

Allison Duncan, special projects manager at The Studio said, “We are grateful to have had the opportunity to participate in the first annual national Veterans Glassblowing Day.  It was wonderful to work with Veterans from all branches of the military, who had served all over the world. The instructors at The Studio really enjoyed sharing their passion for glassmaking with this diverse group. We look forward to offering a similar program next year.”

Local Veterans worked with Studio glassmakers in free one-hour lessons this past Saturday.

Local Veterans worked with Studio glassmakers in free one-hour lessons this past Saturday.