Dichroic Patchwork Glass Trinket Dish 3″
This dish is part of our Serendipity Collection of art glass home decor. It measures 3″ x 3″.
Creating it was a 5-step process. First, a square of clear, iridized glass was cut to the size of the finished dish. Next, a mosaic of dichroic and handpainted glass was arranged on top of the clear glass and glued to hold it in place. The two layers of glass were placed, face down, in an electric kiln and heated to 1475 degrees, at which point the two layers melted and fused together. After cooling, the edges were ground to eliminate irregularities. One more firing was required to transform it into a dish. To do this the flat, fused glass square was placed in the kiln on top of a mold and heated to 1250 degrees. At this temperature the glass softened and gravity caused the square to sink into the mold and assume its final shape.
I hope you enjoy this one of a kind glass trinket dish. It is functional as well as beautiful. Use it to at serve small foods like candy, nuts or condiments, collect loose change, hold votive candles, contain paper clips, display decorative soap … the uses are endless. Both pretty and versatile, it is a perfect gift for anyone who appreciates the quality of hand made things, either by itself or as a set of two or more.
|6 × 6 × 3 in