"This cup is one of a series for exploring the use of crackled glass. The cup started out as a small bubble, rolled in blue frit. This was then covered in a clear gather which was rolled in white powder. The white powder layer was then quenched in a bucket of cold water. Before quenching, the surface of the glass hovers around 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and as it is rapidly cooled by the water boiling around it, the surface of the glass cracks, exposing a still molten layer below it. The bubble is then blown out enlarging those cracks and creating the crackle pattern seen in this piece."