Here are some images of me making a paperweight. They are from the class I took with Paul Stankard at the Corning Glass Studio.
This first image is of me picking up the design using a metal cuff with holes in the bottom to let the air out.
The second image is what the top half of the paperweight looks like when it comes out of the cuff.
Next I take a big gather of clear glass and add it for the bottom half of the paper weight. The design I picked up is now sandwiched in between the clear glass.
Next you shape the paperweight.
The finished product (just before I knock it off the glass punty and put it in the kiln)! Along with classmates Ed and Justin.