Haute Ecole Dressage Glass Dish 6″
This bowl is part of our More Horses Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. The image on this bowl will be familiar to anyone who has studied dressage. It honors François De La Guérinière, the father of dressage, who developed the systematic training methods and many of the movements we still use today. It is 6″ x 6″.
This piece is made for for dressage enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine artisanal craftsmanship. It is sure to be a standout addition for your home or a thoughtful gift for a horse-loving friend.
Creating the dish was a 4-step process.
Glass Selection: First two pieces of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one white and the other clear.
Creating the Design: The image of the horse and ride came from a copyright free source. It was printed on glass transfer film and applied to the clear glass. The glass went into a kiln and was heated enought so the ink on the film bonded with the glass. After cooling, the colors were painted on using a combination of mica an enamel paints. When dry, the painted piece was placed on top of the white 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 layers fused together. The high heat also bonded the paint to the glass and deepened the colors.
Shaping the Dish: At this point the piece was sttill 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