Mr. Dreamy chose to make a slug. Here our instructor is demonstrating how he should hold the glass rods.
The fish in the lower right corner of the picture above is important to this story. The fish was created in a previous demonstration. Once a glass object is completed it must spend time in an annealing oven so that it can cool down slowly and the molecules can realign. Therefore, as our artist completed making her fish it was whisked away to the annealing oven. But.... some other artist had created the fish on display in a previous demonstration. Now, it is on display in my house! One of the artists suggested that they give away a piece of glass. To make a long story short, I won the piece of glass!! Woohoo! What fun and now I have a great souvenir from the Corning Glass Museum.