SnakeOil Glassworks

 

As the furnaces continue to blaze on, Lorraine Austin opens a door to let a breeze into the studio. Lorraine has been blowing glass for years, and has had a studio outside of Syracuse, NY for 17 years. There is a shop attached to Austin’s studio, which is full of beautiful colors, of every shape and size. Austin is able to create glass products from drinking glasses to decorative flowers and ornaments.

Austin is often accompanied by two apprentices who assist her with the process, while learning how to eventually carry on the craft’ a legacy that Austin believes is important to pass down to the next generation.