The tutor gathered some hot glass from the furnace for me and I had to keep it moving, turning it all the time.
Then I dipped it in coloured powdered glass...
Heating it in between each step, and remembering to keep it turning steadily all the time. You do get very very hot doing this!
I shaped the paperweight using a very sophisticated piece of equipment - 6 sheets of folded soaked newspaper!
The finished paperweight is now in the kiln cooling down very very slowly. I can't wait to see it!