Glass pumpkins sculpt education
Rudy Faulkner, a graduate student in glass from Morgan Hill, Calif., carves a glass pumpkin Thursday in the hot glass studio in Pulliam Hall’s industrial wing. Faulkner said each pumpkin takes an average of 30 minutes to complete, and glass students worked together to create about 700 pumpkins. The pumpkins will be sold at the annual Southern Glass Works Glass Pumpkin Patch sale at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Town Square Pavilion. Proceeds will help the School of Art and Design build new equipment, bring in visiting artists and attend conferences such as the Glass Art Society Conference, said Cortney Boyd, visiting assistant professor of glass. “For the sale, we all donate our time in order to give back to our major,” Faulkner said.
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