Monday I stopped at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington. There were exhibits and items created by various artists but this was, by far, my favorite. The Museum conducts “Kid’s Design” classes for kids 12 and under and each month picks one or two designs to actually be made into a glass sculpture. The artists make two – one for the child who designed it and one for the Museum’s collection. Here are some of the designs currently on display. These were all made by a team of glass blowers employed by the Museum.
SQUARE SHARK – Adelle Patton, Age 11
THE FOLDING CHAIR – Cale (Unfortunately I neglected to get a picture of the sign with Cale’s last name and age. Sorry, Cale… but at least you made it onto the blog!)
Here are Cale’s thoughts behind his creation:
ALIEN GUY – Chase Balay, Age 7 (If you need help, A.G. is the green one on the right)
Evidently Chase created Alien Guy in second grade and it adorned all his schoolwork papers. And not to be left out, the white animal on the left is…
BUNNELLAFANT – Myles Johnson, Age 10. A combination Bunny and Elephant.
Here is my favorite:
NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD PIG – Ian Wick, Age 9
Here are Ian’s thoughts on it’s evolution:
HAMBURGER COWBOY – James Barr, Age 7
MR. POPCICLE – Emily Cooper, Age 9
And her thoughts on “Mr. Popcicle”…