Lost in a Cloud

I was perusing through our photo library and came across this little gem. It’s from last week when TJ and Ari were blowing into a brand new cork mold, a steel pipe lined with cork. Even though you wet down the cork so it does not burn when you drop a molten gather of glass in, it still produces a spectacular amount of smoke the first time. That’s why they call it “burning-in a mold.” And this time, the entire studio was filled. Up in the loft, it felt like those scenes in “Heaven Can Wait,” where Warren Beatty was wandering through the clouds of the afterlife.

smokin'!

Photo by Sam Prest

About nikolas

Nikolas Weinstein was born in New York City in 1968. His aesthetic derives from a longstanding interest in the natural world. The influence of organic forms in his work dates to a young age, established during internships at The American Museum of Natural History and The Scripps Institution of Oceanography. After graduating college with a degree in comparative literature, he moved to San Francisco, where he briefly worked as an assistant to a prominent graphic designer before founding his studio.
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