Snaffle Bit Plate On Purple & Blue Streaky Glass


This bowl is part of our Bit Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 10″ x 10″.

Four full cheek bits make a dynamic design set on a background of streaky glass in shades of purples and blues. Place it in a spot where light filters comes from behind to fully appreciate the beauty of the glass. The combination of transparent and opaque glass along with the movement of the streaks is a work of art all by itself. This exceptional and entirely unique piece of equestrian decor is bound to be a standout addition to any home. With its bold and contemporary design, it’s an ideal choice for equestrian enthusiasts and anyone with an appreciation for fine artisanal craftsmanship. Whether you’re enhancing your own living space or looking for a thoughtful gift for horse-loving friends, this remarkable creation promises to be a cherished and distinctive addition to your surroundings.

Creating the dish was a 5-step proce.
Glass Selection: First two pieces of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one clear and the other streaky purple/blue.
Creating the Design: The outline of the bits was traced onto the streaky glass using a stencil created on my laser cutter. Metallic gold glass paint was carefully applied to the design. Then dots of pink dichroic glass were placed around the bits. After the paint dried it was then placed on top of the clear glass in preparation for fusing.
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 lyers fused together. The high heat also set the paint so it will permanently adhere to the glasas.
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.

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Additional information

Weight 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 4 in