Taking advantage of the Museum’s extended evening summer hours, the Late Show takes the Hot Glass Demo and heats it up even further! With a full 75 minutes for this extended demo, the Museum's gaffers (another term for master glassmakers) take the opportunity to show off their creativity as artists, making larger and more ornate vases, bowls, or sculptures at the furnace. The Amphitheater Hot Shop lends a unique atmosphere to the making of these colorful and lively pieces with 360˚ views of all the action on the Hot Shop floor.
Like the traditional Hot Glass Demo, a narrator talks you though every step of the glassmaking process, answering your questions and explaining the history and science behind glassmaking techniques.
The Late Show ends with a giveaway, allowing one lucky viewer in the audience to take home a piece of glass made during a previous Hot Glass Demo.