Creative and Inexpensive Day Trip to Corning
It's that time of year to plan summer excursions with the family and day trips can be a perfect fit.
A little over an hour drive west on State Route 17/Interstate 81, you'll find the Corning Museum of Glass, which, in itself is worth the trip. But how about making your own creation out of glass?
Workshops change periodically, but you can actually make your own blown glass creation, etch a cup or make glass wind chimes. You can go to the Corning Museum of Glass official website for details on projects that are available as well as ticket prices and the prices for individual projects.
The glass blowing is very exciting and anyone could do it from little children to senior citizens. You get to choose color combinations and receive instructions on the process. The gaffer gathers the molten glass and heats it in the 2,500 degree Glory Hole before rolling the mass in the colored beads you chose. The gaffer turns the pipe while the customer blows air into the molten glass to make the ornament.
Once the project is done, bear in mind, the glass has to cool for 24 hours before it can be taken home. The museum, however, can ship the project to the participant's home for a fee.