Denver woman shares her passion with glass art

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DENVER -- At a temperature around 3,000 degrees it's hot and can be dangerous.

But, most definitely, it is an art form.

"A very beautiful art form," says glass artist Agnes Sanchez, as she heats up a round ball of glass. "The color is becoming one with the piece."

Sanchez became one with this art form for a while now, and she's been creating glass art for more than 20 years.

"It touches my soul, that's what it's really about for me. It's higher than this," she explains.

With evidence of glass blowing dating back to 1500 BC, the process today is not much different.

"It's old school.  This is the way they've done it when the Egyptians and the Romans started it and we want to bring that back," she says.

And before long, Agnes, with a little help from her apprentice Cody, turns sand, lime soda and silica into long, colorful and graceful works of glass art.

"It's human breath, going into an art piece.  It's one of a kind," she says.

For Agnes, it's as clear as her crystal glasses; she's in it for the long run.

"I'll always do this.  It's part of my life," she says.

And for lovers of glass art, that's a pretty good thing.

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