"As the new girl to Fireworks Glass Studios, I walked into quite a lovely mess. There's murrini over there, tools over here, frit all over the marver surrounded by more jars of frit... Although, this mess became an organized mess after getting to know the routine of things. When I see that mess come into play, I see an artist prepping for a piece, by pouring the frit out onto the marver, setting all of the tools in the right place so their hand can reach it when it's time, then wrapping their air hose in the correct direction on the bench. You then see it all come together when they are making the piece, they see their next step, but they don't take it quite yet, for it's not time. Don't get off rhythm, they say, for it will derange the next move... It's a type of dance, you see? A dance that is merely a muscle memory to the artist at play. As a witness, let me tell you, each and every one of these artists has a unique dance of their very own. However, there is a common ground that is brought here by everyone: encouragement, guidance, and love. After that, at the end of the day everyone is happy with themselves for achieving even the smallest thing. Now as the photographer, social media manager, greeter, maid, and part-time aspiring glassblower, I haven't danced at the bench very often. Although, when I have-well, let's just say, I am not the dancer I think I am. Nevertheless, I love to learn and be apart of this atmosphere constantly. You may have experienced it already, it's not just the heat, it's the atmosphere. An atmosphere that's inviting, friendly, relaxed and sometimes absolutely entrancing to be in. because everyone has the same trait: peace of mind. We relax here with the confidence of creativity, we help each other in inspiration and encouragement- that is something not even the best photographer can capture. "