Saturday, 16 April 2016

My Sunday Photo -17th April 2016




When my son left school he went to a college called The Glassworks, so called because it was actually part of a glassworks factory. He learned many things while there, including lots of arts and crafts and well as academic studies. 
He actually loved glass blowing. This really surprised me and I was invited one day to see him at work. The factory was very hot, smelly and noisy and my senses were going into overdrive, but he was calm and obviously enjoying it. He had to listen very carefully to what he was told, not something  he was ever good at doing, but here he knew he had to or he might get hurt.
As a result of his love of working with glass I have many mementos from the place, glasses, vases, Christmas tree baubles, mushroom shaped paperweights and two really big marbled glass paperweights, today's photo being one of them. 

I can hardly believe that these things are all eight or nine years old now. They will always be my 'treasures.'







OneDad3Girls

13 comments:

  1. This is such a beautiful picture ! x

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  2. That is so pretty! Lots of lovely colours in it! :)

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  3. Wonderful to have keepsakes. The paperweight is gorgeous.

    I was having a clear out recently to make room and I found painted clay dough hands of my boys from 1998. I remember us making them - such a long time ago!

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  4. I love things made from glass and that is beautiful #MySundayPhoto

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  5. Wow, what a great keepsake of something out of the ordinary! #MySundayPhoto

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  6. What a brilliant talent, what a great thing to keep

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  7. Oh wow! What a fantastic experience for your boy and lovely keepsakes for you x

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  8. What a wonderful experience to try glass blowing and a great keepsake for you from all those years ago

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  10. Wow, what a lovely thing to have and to keep, fab memories #mysundayphoto

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  11. Imagine being in a noisy place & yet it gives you calm and happiness. I can only imagine the joy that your son had! Lovely photo and memories ro go with it =) #mysundayphoto

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  12. i love paperweights and i have quite a few! this is fabulous and how wonderful that your son made it for you.

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  13. That is beautiful! I love the effect the ball of colours inside has when you look through the clear glass. Your son is very talented and what a lovely reminder of that time when he loved the glass factory.

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