While we were in Asheville, North Carolina we went and saw Lexington Glassworks. It is a business that makes custom glass in unique shapes and colors. If its glass, they make it. The coolest thing about it was that you got to watch them making their custom glass sculptures for free!
First, they take some molten glass on a metal pole. Then, they blow, shape and dye it. Finally, they let it cool, and sell it. The whole process can take anywhere from fifteen hours (they have to let it cool down a long time) to forty-eight hours. In case you were wondering, if any any of their projects break or go wrong if they have not dyed it yet they can just melt it up again. If it is dyed, they smooth it out into paperweights and sell them. The Lexington Glassworks is a interesting place to find out how glass sculptures are made.