This piece was created by Merritt and her Dragon (a mobile glassblowing studio) located in her backyard. Pumpkins are one of her favorite things to create. This piece has a metallic black coloring with a clear stem. Each pumpkin is placed in an optic mold while really hot to form the curves of a pumpkin. Then it is blown out to the desired size, the bottom is flattened and hit off of the blowpipe. Then a hot gather of glass is pressed into an optic mold and placed on the top of the pumpkin, stretched and wrapped around a metal rod to give a curly stem.