It requires a good amount of advanced prep work to make these landscapes. First, we create the flowers a day or two ahead of time. It takes us several hours to layer the many colors we use and to pull out the long stringers that are then cut crosswise. We are using little pieces of glass to represent the flowers on each vase or bowl we create.
Once the murine flowers are made, we can proceed with creation of a vase or bowl. We layer the colors from the inside out, using pieces of color that resemble rock salt. We are gathering one element of the scene on top of another. First a core of white, then the sky with clouds, next the grass, then the flowers. After gathering all the colors on top of the clear molten glass, we begin to see the formation of a scene and encase a final layer of clear over the colored glass, giving it a very 3-d effect.