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Glass Blowing

Georgia Southwestern University, known for its connection to President Jimmy Carter as the first University he attended, has an even bigger accomplishment, a glassblowing studio. Students attending the state university in Americus, Georgia can get a bachelor's degree in the delicate art.

Lead by Professor Charles Wells students learn to manipulate glass into creative and ornate works of art. From bowls to human torsos, students spend their day working around furnaces producing heat up to 2000 degrees Fahrenheit. The glass is shipped into the school and then melted down giving the students plenty of molten glass to sculpt and craft. Georgia Southwestern University is the only school in the south that offers the opportunity to learn glassblowing. To find out what else Georgia Southwestern University has to offer look them up on the web.