We took a tour of Kokomo Opalescent Glass for our Clown of God field trip. This was one of my favorite field trips of the year! If you live far, far away, you can take the virtual tour. (If you live close, just go!)
My favorite part was observing the melted glass right from the furnace. The men carry ladles full of liquid glass; they run them to a table where the next guy takes over with the mixing and rolling. This guy has about 15 seconds before the glass gets rolled into a sheet. I wasn’t allowed to take any pictures of this process, but you can kind of see it in the tour I posted above.
There is also a glass blowing shop where many beautiful pieces are made.
My guys. Notice Simon and Elijah’s groovy goggles. 🙂
They make SO many different colors and textures of glass! Here are just a few of the samples!
The kids were fascinated with the scale. Here is our half of the group getting weighed! 🙂
This is a two-thumbs-up field trip, and the price was right at only $1 per person. If you get the chance, GO!