FIELD TRIP: Shanes Confectionery

Yesterday Megan Biddle(faculty) took her Intro glass blowing students to Shane Candies where the owners Ryan and Eric Berely demonstrated the art of pulling taffy. Similar to glass in so many ways, the students were amazed at being able to handle the material. In preparation for our visit they boiled 25 lbs of sugar and pour it onto a steel table to cool it. To understand the material each student was given a few pounds stretch, pull, and even blow. What an incredible transformation of an everyday material!

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