When sitting down to the bench torch I am presented with the conundrum of impromptu spontaneity versus carful planning. I suppose, at some point I will want to carefully plan out my next move but being relatively new to lampworking, not new to glass, I am inextricably drawn to the free flowing creative process with a minimum of restrictions. So, in some cases the technical details may have suffered for the occasional devine “happy accident” factor. Flame-working is so much more dynamic than kiln formed or fused glass. It is hard to reign in the free, painterly spirit, suppressed so long doing fused glass pieces.