Blowing Hot Air
On Treasuring Things / Glass is life. That’s the first sentence I read on the Taonga Glass blog, a website dedicated to creating glassware. Owner of Taonga Glass Studios, and teacher of 10 years, Edward Clark offers kids design classes, adult classes (including hot glass blowing, sculpture and cold glass forming), demonstrations and special themed workshops.
“I really enjoy teaching Date Night, a hot date in the hot shop,” Clark says. “With a couple, I teach a two-hour session about glass making. Much different than a standard dinner and a movie or putt-putt golf, here, couples have an interactive experience where [they can still] get hot and sweaty.”
His 3,600 square-foot studio and gallery is inspired by the Maori word used to describe sacred, often ancestral objects, and it’s located near Kapaa Quarry in Kailua. Go. Introduce yourself. You may find yourself on a second date.