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Experimentation for the Print lights began here, with the blowing of a glass bubble directly onto a piece of wire mesh, giving its surface a textured grid pattern. "At first the texture was going to be engraved into the bottom, but that would have been too crafty and not very me," he says. "I liked the idea but needed to find a way of doing it all in one, so that's where the idea of printing came from." The man in the picture is a CIRVA technician. “I’m incapable of blowing glass. I never tried because I know it’s going to be very difficult, much moreso than playing the trumpet. It demands a lot of practice and skill, and I’d rather concentrate on the design.”