Zimmerman Art Glass is on its 5th generation of the same Corydon, Indiana family. They used to be located off the beaten path: You went across the creek and turned left and when you figure you must surely have passed it you were nearly there.
Now they’re right in town, on the corner by my church. Here’s their building. Guess what business they repurposed the building from. The doors should give you a clue.
Then we went into the workshop and watched Kerry Zimmerman make a vase. We also learned the answer to a question I’ve long had: Why do they call it “hand-blown” glass when you blow with your MOUTH? Well, kids, you call it mouth-blown when you blow it with your mouth. I’mma show you Kerry doing hand-blown glass.
Andrea and Ginny went back two days later, and Ginny bought that very same vase for Andrea, who now has it in her sitting room in England.
Yes, of course we have a piece. It’s a paperweight.
This has been part of Norm Frampton’s wonderful Thursday Doors link-up. Go on over and see what other dooristas have contributed this week.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Write about glass.