Episode 18 was recorded in Wellington in Prince Edward County at Armstrong Glassworks where I spoke with veteran glass blower Mark Armstrong. When I arrived, Mark was in the middle of making a tumbler, so I took a few photos of the process, and we later discussed things like the jacks tool and the process of switching to the punty or pontil rod (both shown below).
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To see more of Mark’s work, visit his website at armstrongglassworks.com or take a trip out to his studio and see the veteran of hot glass work in action. It’s a little bit of magic, I’m telling you. Armstrong Glassworks is located at 326 Second Ave. in Wellington, ON.
This show will be aired Wednesday, April 3 at 6pm and Friday, April 5 at 1pm.
Photos by Lynn Wyminga, used with permission.