Dichroic Display Art Glass Dish 8″
This bowl is part of our Serendipity Collection of art glass home decor. It is 8″ x 8″.
This one-of-a-kind art glass piece is sure to be a conversation starter. It is a stunning display of dichroic glass, and how its appearance changes when it is capped (covered with a layer of clear glass during the kiln-firing process) or left uncapped. This bowl will never be replicated because the dichroic glass from which it is made is unique. For those who value fine artisanal craftsmanship, this bowl will be a standout addition to your home or a thoughtful gift for like-minded friends.
Creating the dish was a 4-step process.
Glass Selection: First two squares of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one black and the other dichroic glass with a lively pattern. In addition, 49 clear glass 1/2″ squares were cut.
Creating the Design: The two pieces were stacked so the dichroic glass was face up on top of the black glass. Then the small squares were arranged in a grid on top of the dichroic glass.
Fusing in the Kiln: The piece was carefully placed in a kiln and heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which glass melts and the layers fused together. In this case it was held at the top temperature for a little less time than is standard and as a result the clear squares retained some of their own shape and did not melt down flush with the dichroic glass.
Shaping the Dish: At this point the piece was still square. To make it into a dish it needed one more firing. It went back into the kiln, this time on top of a mold, and was heated to 1250 degrees. At this temperature the glass softened and gravity caused it to sink into the mold and assume its final shape.
|12 × 12 × 4 in