The Making of a Megaworld-Steps 23-24

23) At this point, Josh has added another layer of glass, this time clear, by dipping the previous layers into a furnace of molten glass. This layer is one of several layers that will trap spaceships or orbiting satellites. These spaceships are carefully arranged and color-coordinated to compliment the cane as well as the specific color created in the silver reactive glass. All of the spaceships that went into this Megaworld took an entire day to be flame worked.

24) Before adding another layer of glass, the molten glob of glass is coaxed into a more symetrical shape. Josh uses traditional wooden tools that are soaked in water. The barrier of steam created by the water in the wood and the heat from the glass smoothes and shapes the surface.

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