At the Make a paperweight workshop in Whanganui the glassworking area is on the bottom floor. The central furnace at 1100C is a vat of molten glass. The one on the right is simply for heating. The table has examples of paperweights. My work must cool before I get it.

The furnaces and work area at the glassworks.
Me heating an iron in the furnace. Posed, after the workshop.
A table of example paperweights.