Internationally-recognized glass artist Martin Blank, left, taps a hand-sculpted element off a blowpipe into the hands of hot shop manager Ben Cobb. The piece is one of several hundred that will comprise "Fluent Steps,"  a permanent installation will span the entire length of the 210-foot-long reflecting pool on the Main Plaza of the Museum of Glass. Blank and his team are working a couple days of week in the museum's hot shop and hope to finish the glass work by June. The finished piece, which will portray Blank's interpretation of water in its various forms, will open in early fall, Thursday, April 17, 2008. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune)
Internationally-recognized glass artist Martin Blank, left, taps a hand-sculpted element off a blowpipe into the hands of hot shop manager Ben Cobb. The piece is one of several hundred that will comprise "Fluent Steps," a permanent installation will span the entire length of the 210-foot-long reflecting pool on the Main Plaza of the Museum of Glass. Blank and his team are working a couple days of week in the museum's hot shop and hope to finish the glass work by June. The finished piece, which will portray Blank's interpretation of water in its various forms, will open in early fall, Thursday, April 17, 2008. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune) Drew Perine News Tribune file, 2008
Internationally-recognized glass artist Martin Blank, left, taps a hand-sculpted element off a blowpipe into the hands of hot shop manager Ben Cobb. The piece is one of several hundred that will comprise "Fluent Steps," a permanent installation will span the entire length of the 210-foot-long reflecting pool on the Main Plaza of the Museum of Glass. Blank and his team are working a couple days of week in the museum's hot shop and hope to finish the glass work by June. The finished piece, which will portray Blank's interpretation of water in its various forms, will open in early fall, Thursday, April 17, 2008. (Drew Perine/The News Tribune) Drew Perine News Tribune file, 2008

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