To quote Marky Mark aka Mark Wahlberg

While teaching my beginning glass blowing students about economy of movement in the hotshop, a line from the movie Shooter, featuring Marky Mark Wahlberg, popped into my head:

“Slow is smooth, and smooth is fast”

He was of course referring to reloading a gun, but the phrase makes sense when a dozen 18 year old students dip into molten glass for the first few times. Anyone who works with glass knows how intimidating a roaring glass furnace can be, and how easy it is for panic to override your senses. Marky’s phrase is perfect for slowing students down into a calm focus from which they will eventually speed things up…

And for my last colloquial note of wisdom…

New artwork coming soon…


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