Deborah grew on me throughout the competition and I'm happy she won. I appreciated the whimsy she displayed in her concepts and I was super impressed with the sausage/frying pan part of her final. Other than the globe within the cloche, while sleek, I was disappointed in what Janusz put out for the finale. I wonder if he was able to accomplish his ultimate plan. He mentioned more than once how far behind he was, especially compared to where Deborah was.
Deborah is the kind of glass blower whose pieces I feel I'm more likely to see in a museum. Janusz's pieces feel like things I'd be more likely to commission for my own home. And I suspect that will be the end result for him.
I was happy they had professional assistants in the finale, especially since so much of what the contestants could accomplish rested on what the assistants could do. I'm also surprised we didn't have more glass disasters than we did.