Horseshoe Nails Dish on Robin’s Egg Blue Glass 5.75″

$149.00

This bowl is part of our Horseshoe Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 5.75″ x 5.75″.

Equestrians will instantly recognize the shape of the horseshoe nails, making it a must-have for those who appreciate fine artisanal craftsmanship. It is a standout in a home with equestrian decor, perfect for you or a thoughtful gift for a farrier or 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 clear and the other robin’s egg blue.
Applying the Design: The outline of the horseshoe nails was traced onto the blue glass using a stencil created on my laser cutter. Black enamel paint was then carefully applied to the design, followed by an outline of dark green. After allowing the paint to dry, the painted glass was carefully placed on top of the clear 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 made the paint permanently adhere to the glass.
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 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in