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Mobile Glass Studio Visits NPHS

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Philep Willey

Philep Willey

Imagine a 2,000-degree furnace filled with molten glass — on wheels! The Hastings College Mobile Glass Studio recently made a stop at North Platte High School thanks to a request from the NPHS Art Department.  

During demonstrations, the HC glass blowers, Michael Beahm and his assistant Caleb Holt, explained the entire process and helped students understand the science behind working with glass, including the characteristics of glass, adding and mixing colors, how temperature influences the process and more!

The mobile studio included a furnace that heats to more than 2,000 degrees to melt glass — plus houses all the equipment that’s needed, including a pipe warmer, annealer, tools and LP gas.

NPHS students were engaged in the 60 minute presentation and had lots of questions for the demonstrators.