Glass is so fluid and amazing. As the artist, my only job is to shape it into something beautiful, but glass does as glass wants. It's elasticity is only as good as my skill of manipulation.
I miss the energy of the studio. Glass students and instructors working together to help each other succeed in their visions. Regardless of your class rank and experience in the medium, everyone would do anything they could to help you succeed. And the second the piece successfully came off the punty everyone would explode with cheers. It was awesome. I had the most inspiring art instructor, to date, in that class too. Joel fucking O'Dorisio. Wow. What a man. I've never encountered a more down-to-earth, helpful, hilarious and exquisitely creative person. I had him before for a 3D foundations class and I could appreciate him then, but experiencing him in his own element in glass was just awe-striking. He was incredible.
A few pieces I made during the semester...
If the opportunity to experiment in glass blowing ever arrises for you, I cannot endorse it enough. It is without a doubt one of the most incredible experiences out there.
A link to Joel's page follows. The man is a genius.