I have worked with glass in various formats for years including:
- stained (leaded) glass
- glass blowing
- bottle cutting
Glassblowing required at least $10,000 dollars of equipment that does not last well if used intermittently. Not a media for a part-timer. Flameworking is very hard on the eyes and mine are a bit problematic anyway. I stuck to the other media.
I do not currently have a kiln for slumping and fusing but anticipate getting one soon.