At the invitation of Glass Arts Association of Hawai‘i (GAAH), Urban Sketchers O‘ahu attended the glass artists’ Saturday open house. In a welcoming setting with pupus and live music, sketchers captured live glass shaping and blowing while keeping a safe distance from the blazing furnaces and red-hot globs of glass. GAAH founder Ted Clark and fellow staff demonstrated the creation of friggers and helped visitors make their first pieces of glass art. Just like sketchers, glass artists have to work fast – not because their subjects move but because they solidify!
It was a fascinating introduction to a 3D art form that many of us had not had first-hand experience with, and we certainly plan to be back.