Yes Frank I was given the embryo by the glass blower. He surprised me with it as a present. It had layers of clear, white, blue, green, red and finally black outside.
I carved through the layers like a cameo then took it back for him to put on a layer of clear and blow it.
I expected the finished bowl to have more red but the colour seems to have been fleeting. I think we'll try different makes of colour next time. The blower says they have better ones now.
It's a very heavy bowl and looks best with a strong light on it. I think we won't bother with a white inner layer on the next one I try.
But I was pleased with it for a first attempt!
I've been to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London today and drooled over all the glass there.