© 2019 by Heather Whittlesey

Bellybuttons

Nipples and Rings

Soft glass requires a soft touch

Tesuque,New Mexico

Santa Fe, 2013

I worked as a glass blower in the mountains of Santa Fe.  I would compare blowing glass to working with a dab of honey on the end of a drinking straw. You have to keep it centered on the straw and continuously heat it up so it maintains malleability. As a freelance artist I characterized my inventory by giving my work bellybuttons, nipples and rings.