Betty and I have had a great time here at Watson Homestead and Corning Glass works. I thought I would like it and I really have enjoyed it a lot. The lampworking I find fun and satisfying. I am making a bunch of cylindrical beads so I can give my grandaughter a nice beaded necklace for her 6th birthday.
I think I do well at flamework and as a matter of fact have an easier time with most of these processes just because I've done a lot of metal working. Half the trouble most of the 'students' have is getting over their fear of being burned or just hot.
Corning has been super generous with their materials.