i agree that a new work thread might be better than a daily/weekly gallery. I am always happy to have constructive critisim (sp?) and I think that would be better than a rating system with no comments.
As for my piece I made the silcone mold for the base, then made a wax model from that, then made a plaster mold which I loaded with a mixture of #1 frit and powder. The bowl piece is actually a freeze and fuse.