The last day of the demonstration of glass making at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art Local news

Wausau, Wis. (WJFW) – The nine-day demonstration of glassmaking finally ended on Sunday.

“We were thrilled to host the Mobile Hot Shop from the Corning Glass Museum in upstate New York,” Amy Beck said.

Amy Beck is Head of Marketing and Communications at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Museum of Art. She says the Mobile Hot Shop was a success.

“They’ve been here for 10 days. Demonstrations that lasted for about 45 minutes from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each of those ten days,” Amy said.

Jeff Mack is the program manager and project of Hot Glass at the Corning Museum. He says that this demonstration is a way to show people the art exhibits exhibited in the museum, as well as those that are created outside it.

We smoke glass from the Woodson Museum to help interpret the exhibitions held in galleries, about art deco glass and studio art glass from America from the 1960s to the present, Jeff Mack said.

You have to be very careful when dealing with this unique kind of art, due to the hot temperatures in the oven.

When working with glass it looks dangerous because it is very hot, but it warns you a lot before you get burned.

Amy and Jeff say the audience was fantastic. People had the opportunity to witness the creation of art and have a good time.

“I think the turnout here in Woodson was such a big deal,” Mack said. “We had such a warm welcome and we are so thrilled to have had a full presence at almost all the demonstrations,” he said.

“We are thrilled to share their knowledge and love of objects of beauty but also usefulness,” Beck said.

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