Ninety seconds to two minutes.
That's how long Michael A. Fisher has to shape molten glass at 2,000 degrees on the end of a pipe. He has to reheat it to continue to shape it into a sculpture or functional glassware.
If he's making a small piece such as a ornament ball he might go through this process once or twice. For bigger works, he might reheat the glass dozens of times before the piece is complete.
Fisher, 29, has been a glass artist for almost 12 years, selling his work mostly at wholesale shows in the past so galleries in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Orlando, Fla., and Scottsdale, Ariz., could buy pieces to resell.