Here I'm selecting the color chips that will give my glass piece color and design
The tray with the order of colors. The darkest color shown here is a translucent amber when it's in the glass.
This is my instructor, guide and glass blowing guru Billy showing me the first step with the molten glass which includes constant turning.
Billy is guiding me here in picking up the colors on the tray and attaching to the glass. This will occur several times between the glass going in the "glory hole" and picking up more molten glass.
Here the glass is being rolled in a wooden form
I'm blowing in the glass as Billy turns it
Here's the finished design coming out of the "glory hole"
Here's the glass before it's removed from the stick and a "foot" is placed on the bottem and placed in the oven for the cooling down process.
24 hours later my finished piece!