In June 2016, I went on a 25-hour summer solstice
celebration at McMenamins Edgefield,
in the eastern Portland
suburb of Troutdale.
While I was in between tours of their distillery
as I was wandering around the property, I came across a glassblowing
demonstration in The Gorge Glashaus.
I had seen some glassblowing more than 20 years ago, but had been separated from the craftsmen by a wall with windows. This time I and a few others were right there in the same room, up-close and personal. I was fascinated by the process, which the two artisans briefly explained as they went along.
Despite feeling sick at the end, I was very happy to see the glassblowing demonstration, and to get lots of great photos of the action. All in all, I took a total of 89 pictures during my 30-minute stay in The Glashaus. The best 42 can now be viewed in this album.
Of course, the glassblowing was just a tiny part of my Edgefield experience. Other articles and albums from my Edgefield 2016 summer solstice celebration include:
There is also the introductory overview article: A McMenamins Edgefield Summer Solstice.