We were very fortunate to have visiting artist Kathy Burk join us at Pass Creek school. In her presentation, she explained to students that she originally became interested in glass because of the way glass reflects light. Her first project was a lamp shade and since then she has been working with glass. Kathy demonstrated how she scores and cuts her glass. Students covered their ears as she scored the glass piece. It wasn’t exactly a pleasant sound. After she finished scoring, she lightly tapped the sheet and it instantly broke into two clean pieces. Students were wide-eyed and excited to see Kathy work in action. After demonstrating her tools to the students, Kathy explained that she is an artist who is also interested in science. She went on to describe how she mixes chemical substances to get her desired color and effect. “This vanilla ring here is made from sulfur. That’s the same substance you smell in Yellowstone right? So not only is this glass bowl meant to resemble a geyser, it has some of the same chemical properties found in Yellowstone Park.” Kathy finished by answering the many questions students had from her. The presentation was informative, well prepared, and was a great experience for students interested in the arts!