Each dish is fired in a kiln 3-4 times in order to get the effect of woven glass. They also have a solid glass bottom for extra added stability. First I cut and melt the glass noodles. I then remove them from the kiln and weave the pieces together by hand on a table. At this point I also trim any excess pieces. The woven piece is then placed back in the kiln on its bottom solid piece and heated to a tacking temperature (just fusing the pieces together, not to a melting point). When cooled down a mold is placed into the kiln and the dish is heated just enough to slump into the mold. Sometimes this is a two (2) heating process in order to get the correct slumped shape.