Confessions of a Glass Fuser: I am a Work in Progress

GLASS FORGIVES –

Even if I get it too hot, too fast, and shock the glass.

There’s a big mess –

The glass cracks, breaks, shatters, pops, and bubbles.

If you touch the glass then,

In the aftermath of its state of shock,

You can get burnt or cut.

Pain is part of my work process.

But if you calm down, be more careful, give it some time –

Let it cool gently, sweep up the cullet with care,

Glass lets you try again,

Using what you’ve learned,

(take it easy, take it slow,

think it through, plan ahead,

Let the process work for you this time):

The broken pieces can be recycled,

re-used, remelted, reformed,

Made into something new and beautiful,

With clarity and character,

And a story of survival to tell.

By Kerry Ellen

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3 thoughts on “Confessions of a Glass Fuser: I am a Work in Progress

  1. I like this, Kerry…a lot. The conversational tone is quiet and serious and there is a somewhat reverent tone created by your letting us into your most personal and passionate life and love. Most pieces like this come across as instructional somehow, but yours escaped that tone entirely. Good for you. Instead, all I hear is your voice. And it’s sweet, love. I liked hearing you. Good job.

    steph

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