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The Glass Swan

Twenty some years ago I was lucky enough to serve a glass blowing apprenticeship at Pairpoint Crystal in Sagamore MA. The gaffers at the time were Robbie Mason and David McDermott. Combined they had over 60 years of glass working experience. Robbie served his apprenticeship in Scotland where he learned skills passed down for generations and Dave well he was lucky enough to learn all of those skills from Robbie. Then there was me I was fortunate enough to have Dave show me some things but more importantly I took away some much bigger life lessons.