I've given artwork a try in several different media - one form I tried while in college was glass blowing. While I never did get terribly accomplished, I did manage do develop a fine respect for those who do work with glass, and jumped at the opportunity to go have a look at the Chihuly exibit at my local Botanical Garden. For those thinking of visiting, you'll need to make advance reservations, and I highly recommend scheduling soon - all the better to avoid the oncoming heat, and also catch the exhibit pieces both while the sun is out and then after dark. Also, I noticed that my limited photography skills were not that great at capturing the glass and surroundings - best to go see it in person if you can!
twists and curls - a closeup from this rather large sculpture: