Flickinger Glassworks is run by a talented group of folks. This includes glass technician Esther Reilly. When Esther’s not hoisting and polishing 25-pound slabs of glass, she’s scavenging interesting glass shards left behind after glass bending operations that she turns into striking jewelry pieces. She describes taking her job at Glassworks:
"When I realized I needed a major change in my life and craved working with my hands, I found the perfect place for me. My position as cold shop technician at Flickinger Glassworks enables me to utilize everything I'm good at. As shown in the video below, perfecting glass bowl edges, flat-wheeling, and polishing surfaces are just a few of my favorite daily tasks. I work in a great environment, am surrounded by knowledgeable people, and constantly learn more about the trade.
Another way I use my hands is by making jewelry made from discarded objects. I find great joy in marrying trash and humans' ancient penchant for decorating their bodies." —Esther