Frequently I have a bit of time left in my glassblowing day that's not enough to make a piece, so I often make cane cups for fun.  
Having fun making some cool cane cups.  This is one of my favorites from the day.
Blowing glass for fun with my friend Jason (who will shot most of the "In The Studio" photos) gave me a chance to test out new patterns.  Before embarking on the very labor-intensive process of making a large amount of murrine (patterned tiles), cutting it, designing work with it, then blowing...
Much of what I make is fairly large so it's nice to take a break from the hot & heavy stuff and make cane cups.  There's literally no limit to the design possibilities in glass so cups are a great place to experiment with colors, patterns and different palettes.  Since glass color...