I was in a coffee shop in San Francisco on a recent Saturday, a sunny, warm day, when a young woman in a black dress and a bright yellow shirt began speaking to a group of men about glassmaking.
I’d just learned that the glassmaking business has been a global craze in recent years, and a lot of the craft beer and spirits that I love is made from glass, from the same batch of glass that you and I made when we were teenagers.
She explained that in the late ’80s, when she was working as a bartender in San Diego, she was the only person in the city that was making glass.
“The city was so small and so small businesses could only be found on the weekends,” she said.
“You had to go to a craft store or a restaurant, but you couldn’t get glassware unless you had a lot to sell.”
Today, she sells hundreds of glassware at her shop, but I had a hard time imagining her in the ’80’s, when her work was so much more accessible.
She was talking about the glass industry’s changing demographic: women, millennials, and even, now, people with disabilities.
It was the perfect example of the shift she saw as a young glassmaker.
But I couldn’t tell her anything.
I had no idea what to expect from a glass industry that was about to become mainstream.
For me, it seemed that there was only one way to get there: to try it.
I went back to the glass factory, where the woman who had been speaking was waiting for me, and we went through the process of making a glass for her.
The process started with a few steps.
We poured a glass and we measured it, and then we took a couple of steps to make sure it was right, she explained.
She started by getting the glass to a temperature that was safe for the glassmaker to work with.
She then poured a little bit of liquid onto the glass and held it at a temperature of a certain point in the process, which we called the temperature of melting.
This was important: It would keep the glass from breaking and the liquid from separating.
If the glass melted and spilled on the ground, it would ruin the glass.
She poured some glass cleaner into the glass, and she used a metal scraper to scrape off any dust.
Next, she poured a bit of molten glass into the cup, and this would cool it down.
This meant that the molten glass was more stable, easier to work on, and easier to handle.
This glass was now ready to go into the oven.
I then poured the glass into a metal cup, which was used to hold the molten liquid that would later be poured into the molten cup.
I made sure that the metal cup was completely empty, and the glass was still hot.
Then I filled the cup with some liquid that was more liquid than the glass already in the glass chamber, and I poured the liquid into the metal bowl.
The liquid poured into it, cooled it down, and poured the final liquid into a cup that was completely full.
Then, the glass began to cool.
At first, it was cold, but then it began to form bubbles.
When you pour liquid into glass, bubbles form, and it forms a glass that is slightly more liquid, and when you pour it into a larger glass, the bubbles will form, as well.
This is how you pour glass into glass.
This happened for about 30 seconds, and once you poured it into the large glass, it formed a big, solid glass that was easier to see.
After about a minute or two, it started to expand, and after it was completely filled, I put the glass in the oven and baked it.
After baking it, I poured some liquid into another cup, this time with a little more liquid in it.
This liquid, this molten liquid, was poured into a glass cup that had cooled down, then it cooled down again, and finally cooled down to the point that I could remove it from the oven, and that’s when I poured it back into the small glass, which had a little less liquid in the small cup, so it was less liquid.
This process took about 10 minutes.
After that, the liquid was removed from the glass by putting a little of it into another glass cup.
Then the glass went into the refrigerator and I put it in the freezer, to make it super cold, so that when it got to the ice cube trays, it didn’t break.
I put some of that liquid into an ice cube tray, which is a small glass bowl that you can place a glass in, and put a little ice cubes into it.
You can put the tray into the freezer until it’s super cold.
Then you can put a glass into it and put the liquid in, so when it gets to the trays where it gets the ice, it doesn’t break and the ice doesn’t stick to