Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Glass blowing workshop at Poble Espanyol

The other day, I told you about Poble Espanyol, the  open-air architectural "museum-village" depicting a miniature Spain, or well at least representing architectural and cultural aspects of many parts of Spain. There are a lot of things going on there, and one of the things is a glass blower workshop where you can see how they make little animals out of glass. 

So fascinating, I had never before seen the whole process and I was impressed with how he just swung the hot glass around on its stick and little animals magically appreared in less than a minute. Swans, horses, bulls etc. 

Tada! Glass horse ready!


  1. When I was little, I saw some glass blowing at the Waterford factory in Ireland, it was so beautiful I was absolutely memorized! I mean, look at that glass horse... it's amazing! :)

    1. I know! I stayed and watched them conjure up animal after animal and I even bought one to always remember that wonderful day. (I hope) it will follow me for the rest of my life! :)