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TMA Glass-blowing Demonstration

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Leonard Marty speaks to the audience as he leads a glass blowing demonstration. Marty has been an instructor for nearly 25 years. Marty says he likes working with glass "because it's always different, and it transmits light and color like no other medium," he said.

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Master Instructor of Glass Leonard Marty polishes the bottom of a piece using a blow-torch.

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Toledo resident Nanci Poling looks at pieces of frit which is melted down for blowing glass during a glass blowing demonstration.

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Leonard Marty shows how glass can be stretched.

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Leonard Marty removes a piece from the furnace.

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Marty attaches a piece of glass that will be used as a base for the piece.

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Marty does a technique called paddling to smooth out the glass.

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Marty reheats a piece.

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Ney resident Cliff Beattie, center, sits with his daughters Izabelle, 12, left, and Emery, 14. "It was really cool," Cliff said of the demonstration.

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Master Instructor of Glass Leonard Marty rolls colored glass onto a piece.

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Marty lets excess glass drip onto a metal table.

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Leonard Marty does a technique called blocking.

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An audience of about 75 people watch as Marty leads a glass blowing demonstration.

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