The mold where our Chop (bottom piece of the glass) is formed. Photo: Russell Johnson

The mold where our Chop (bottom piece of the glass) is formed. Photo: Russell Johnson

 a fresh gather being poured into our Chop mold, to produce the bottom of the glass. Photo: Russell Johnson

a fresh gather being poured into our Chop mold, to produce the bottom of the glass. Photo: Russell Johnson

 Forming the bubble that will eventually be the liquid-holding portion of the glass. Photo: Russell Johnson

Forming the bubble that will eventually be the liquid-holding portion of the glass. Photo: Russell Johnson

 A pint glass just out of its mold. Photo: Russell Johnson

A pint glass just out of its mold. Photo: Russell Johnson

 Final adjustments on the chop and glass with a cherry wood paddle. Photo: Russell Johnson

Final adjustments on the chop and glass with a cherry wood paddle. Photo: Russell Johnson

 A final look to assure the glass meets the blower's approval. Photo: Russell Johnson

A final look to assure the glass meets the blower's approval. Photo: Russell Johnson

 A pint glass going in for a final soak in the furnace. Photo: Russell Johnson

A pint glass going in for a final soak in the furnace. Photo: Russell Johnson