This piece has now been polished and is ready for the next step. The bottom photo shows the "back" side of the piece, which was not visible after the first firing. The captured glass curves inside the aqua, and now the curve is much more visible -- which brings me great joy!
I found a fabulous stone sculptor in town, and she is creating bases for four of my pieces -- a tranquil grey-green stone. I can't wait to see how this one looks, mounted.