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Purple Glass Pumpkin.

9.26.2011

Handblown glass pumpkin in purple and white For a few months in the fall of 2009, Blowing Sands in Ballard put a "Blow Your Own Glass Pumpkin" sign out on the sidewalk on the weekends. I went in as often as I could, and this is one of the pumpkins I make there, under the tutelage of professional glassblower Lon Clark. (I had more of a hand in shaping of this pumpkin than with previous ones. Lon deserves credit for all that is perfect in this pumpkin; while anything imperfect is surely by my hand.)

This is one of my least-pumpkiny-looking pumpkins, but it is also one of my favorites. I love the color scheme (which I picked out), and I love the resulting "gumdrop" shape.

As always, thanks to the husband for the photography.

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