The Museum of Glass is a museum, but it also has a hot shop used by resident and visiting artists. We spent hours watching a visiting artist make a sculpture of a pair of old style striped swim trunks. Her process of making each of the stripes and then forming the legs of the trunks was fascinating (as well as the whole process of making it from glass).
At first, we could not tell how she was going to make it happen, but then it started to take on its shape and character. The glass, however, seems to have a mind of its own and the artist was constantly in motion. Why swim trunks?.... She said the swim trunks reminded her of summers at the beach when she was young.