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Williamsburg is now home to the very old tradition of glassblowing at one sixty glass.

Opened in June 2001, one sixty glass is managed by John Pomp and Michiko Sakano.
"I love making glass. I identified with the material and the process immediately," said Pomp. "It is very intuitive. But I also find it seductive and sensual. The work is thrilling."

Pomp encourages the public to come visit the studio and watch the process. "We want to share it with everyone. Anyone who wants to stop in and watch, please do so. Our doors are wide open," Pomp said. one sixty glass is planning on having an open house in November for an entire weekend that will include demonstrations, products for sale, and a party one evening.

one sixty also offers glassblowing classes to the public. The sessions meet three hours once a week for six weeks. The classes consist of six people and cost $550 - which includes all materials. "It's dramatic the first time people attempt it," said Sakano. "It's like nothing anyone has ever done in their lives. But if you can drive a stickshift car you can do this. It's merely about a little coordination of hands and eyes."

one sixty glass is located at 160 Berry Street between N. 4th and N. 5th. Pomp and Sakano can be reached at 718.486.9620.

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