Breed Logo Plate on Ivory &Turquoise Glass 6″
This bowl is part of our Breed Symbol Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 6″ x 6″.
This distinctive piece is perfect for equestrian enthusiasts who will instantly recognize the symbols and what they represent. It makes a great conversation-starter with horse loving friends and others alike. It is a perfect addition to your equestrian decor, where it is sure to stand out, or make it a gift for a horse-loving friend who appreciates fine artisanal craftsmanship.
Creating the dish was a 5-step process.
Glass Selection: First two squares of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one opaque ivory and the other rich turquoise.
Creating the Design: The breed symbol pattern was created using a process called “powder printing”. Finely ground opaque plum colored glass (known as powder frit) was sifted onto the ivory glass using a stencil created on my laser cutter.
Preparing for Firing: After carefully lifting the stencil, stray frit was removed. This is one of my most labor intensive designs. No matter how carefully the stencil is lifted, frit falls where it doesn’t belong. The process of removing it without disturbing the design is slow and painstaking, but necessary. Once clean, the stencilled glass was carefully placed atop the turquoise.
Fusing in the Kiln: The two layers were placed in a kiln and heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which glass melts and the layers fused together.
Shaping the Dish: At this point the piece was still flat. 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