If you’ve ever watched the Netflix series “Blown Away,” you know there’s just something hypnotic about the process of glassblowing. This ancient form of art uses glass that has been heated to 2,100 degrees, melting it to the consistency of molten honey. Artists then blow and shape the pliable material into everything from sculptures to drinking glasses using various molds, rolling in color and finally transferring it to a special oven to cool slowly. It was his own fascination with the process that led Ronald Martinez to pursue the craft professionally. Beginning in Seattle, he eventually returned to his home state to open Hostess City Hotglass in Savannah in 2018. A piece of Hostess City Hotglass makes a unique gift for anyone on your list, while the whimsical ornaments will transform your Christmas tree into a mesmerizing and magical showstopper. Buy online or try it for yourself next time you visit Savannah—the studio also offers glassblowing classes and teambuilding events. hostesscityhotglass.com
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