|Blown ornaments & floats|
After the plant sale, we drove over the ridge to Redmond & enjoyed an incredible lunch at the Pomegranate Bistro. The menu was a somewhat strange combination of NW cuisine, along with "biscuit's & gravy" items that made you think of Grandma's on a Sunday morning. We splurged with the Savannah Hot Puffs! Melt-in-your-mouth puffs of a very light pastry, covered in cinnamon, sugar & served with fresh whipped cream! There was even a TV personality having lunch with his family while we were there :-)
Near by is the Redmond School of Glass, where we were scheduled for the 1 p.m. class. There were probably five couples who joined us. The artisans working at the studio were very helpful & straight forward as they started with the most important aspect of working around hot, molten glass - SAFETY! Where to hold the rods, where Not to! Where to lean or sit & where Not to!
|Red Hot Temperatures|
|Dipping the molten glass into the colors|
|Working the glass at the bench|