In an environment where glory holes, fire torches, and 2,000-degree furnaces are part of a day's work, Circle 6 Studios owner John Longo and glass blower Juston Daniels endure the (indoor) heat in pursuit of perfecting their artwork.
"Dirty men made up all the terminology for glass blowers," joked Longo. "You do all your work in the glory hole. While you're making a jackline, it's called 'jacking.'"
A common phrase overheard in a glass blowing studio? "Paddle my bottom while I jack this."
And then insert into glory hole ... and repeat.
"Yeah, this is generally a winter sport," says Longo.
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