I love it! You did such a beautiful job. This may be a silly question, so forgive me if it is. Is it blown glass? Were you taking a class? where? I want so badly to work with glass but know nothing at all about it.
Yes, it is blown glass, made in a hot shop in valdosta, ga. This opportunity to work with glass came up so randomly, I feel very blessed to be able to have this cool opportunity! I go to VSU, where I have been the ceramics tech for the past 2 years.... I have a lot of experience with kilns and the tech aspects of clay.... SO there happened to be this guy designing a new building for our school, and he started doing hot glass for fun at Jacksonville U, in his spare time... he liked it so much he built a hot shop at his house! It really takes more than one person when you are making large pieces... to transfer the punty, give air, shield... etc., so he contacted my ceramics prof asking him if he knew where to get some assistants! and TA DA that's how I am learning. It is so awesome, I don't have to pay anything, I just help him out in the shop in exchange for lessons!
*If you are wanting to try hot glass, I would suggest trying out a class first to see if it is something you are really interested in. It is extremely physically demanding and hard to do. But the physicality of it is one of the reasons I like it so much... BUT I have to say that all of my ceramics experience really helps with some of it. I personally have never tried lampworking.... I am trying to get my hands on a cheap torch though if anyone is trying to get rid of one I know a bunch of people in ATL that do it, so I'm hoping to get some experience up there this summer!!