The Magic of Frauenau

In the Bavarian village of Frauenau which is in the heart of the old glass making area of Germany, there is a myth that God showed the glass workers how to shape the hot glass on the end of their blowing pipes (1000°C) with their bare hands.

My take on this and my personal myth.
In Frauenau every year is a Bildwerk Summer Acadamy (background picture) which teaches a range of art subjects including glass blowing and bronze casting, that includes the ‘Street Alchemy’ course run by Steven Paul Day. If you attend these street alchemy classes enough times and you watch and learn and apply your own thought and meditative state to the process you too will eventually acquire the skill to form and shape the hot bronze (950°C) with your own bare hands.

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