Her hands a blur as she works rapidly, Mimi Bolser, glass artist and owner of Art Glass 2 Glass Works in Inverness, prepares glass to be melted into a basket shape. Bolser, who has worked with glass since 1997, opened her business in January. Bolser said she likes working with glass because of its combination of aesthetics and functionality. "It's a touchy-feely thing," she said. "You can pick it up and put it in your hands. It feels nice."