Alan treated me to a ring saw, yay! He is a star :-) It is an omnidirectional saw with a tube shaped blade, so you can cut glass into any shape, in any direction. It is pretty awesome.
I tried cutting a bit of random glass, then I made a blob, and then I tried this lizard which was drawn in the back of the ring saw manual. This saw is pretty easy to use; this is literally the third piece I cut. It is sitting on a piece ready for fusing.
Here's the same piece after fusing. I took it to a full fuse; really I should have tack fused it to retain more shape, but I had other stuff in the kiln that wanted a hotter temperature so here we are; little blobby fat lizard, but a lizard nonetheless.