Each piece is designed, the glass cut and then assembled.
Work is started on a flat piece of glass. Above a circle of deep turquoise blue glass is dusted with layers of glass powder. The powder is then used as a medium for drawing a design. The powder is considered hazardous and a dust mask must be worn while working with glass powders.
The glass is now tack fused. The glass is heated to 796 degrees Celsius to melt the surface and powder. Once the glass has melted the temperature is rapidly dropped to 510 degrees Celsius where the glass is held for an hour before being cooled slowly. The entire firing process takes about eight to nine hours.
The second stage is for the glass is thermo-formed, or "slumped", into a mould to shape it. Again this process takes another eigth to ten hours.