My mother got a job with a fully owned subsidiary of Corning Glass Works (original maker of Corningware and Corelle) when I was pretty young. Then Corning merged the company she worked with into itself, and moved the offices to Corning, New York when I was grown.
So she moved to Corning and I stayed in Louisville, where I met my late husband and lived happily ever after until July 1, 2020.
ANYWAY, I visited Corning often, and Charlie and the girls and I visited once or twice a year until Mom retired and came to live next to us. One of the things we always did was visit the Corning Museum of Glass, which is a place of education and sheer wonder.
So, when I saw Netflix had a competition show about glass-blowing, I was on it like a duck on a June bug.
It’s called Blown Away, and it works a bit like The Great British Baking Show only not. It starts with ten glass artists who are given a brief and turned loose to interpret it as they please and make an original piece of blown glass art. Every week, there’s a winner and one who is out.
The winner gets $60,000 and — wait for it — a fellowship at the Corning Museum of Art.
It’s riveting, fascinating, nail-biting, heart-breaking, and fabulous. Highly recommended.
My nails this week are simple, featuring two new polishes and a new plate.
A WRITING PROMPT FROM ME TO YOU: Write about glass.