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How glass pumpkins are made

Shannon Morgan is hoping to wow Arboretum goers with the beauty and individuality she saw in glass blowing almost 20 years ago.

"Making art glass is what I love," says Morgan. “I travel into my artist’s brain and consider, think about,or am inspired by someone or something. Then I pick up a blowpipe and start, sometimes without a true plan. Time falls away like no other place in my daily world. Color speaks to me in a language not shared by others.”

Her art reflects Morgan’s view that “the world is as we dream it.” See the dazzling transformation of sand to glass pumpkins in this video