Mosaic Donkey Head – Art Glass Panel
This fabulous panel is part of our Mosaic Horses collection of equestrian home decor. It is 10″ in diameter.
Each piece in the Mosaic Collection is the result of a multi-step process, each requiring careful patience and attention to detail. They are time-consuming but equally fun and rewarding to make. This is a must-have piece for any donkey lover. With its intricate mosaic design, decorative dark tiles, and cool white background, it will be a cherished addition in any equestrian home.
Creating it was a 5-step process.
Selecting Glass for the Panel: Two 10″ circles of glass were cut to form the base of the panel, one white and the other turquoise.
Creating the Mosaic Tiles: A piece of black glass was selected as the background for the tiles. It was hand-painted with gold and blue mica paint and then fired in a kiln to 1375 degrees to permanently adhere the paint to the glass. After cooling it was cut into small pieces to be used to create the image.
Creating the Image: The donkey’s head was drawn on the white glass using a stencil created on a Glowforge laser cutter. The tiles were carefully cut and arranged to fit this shape. They were glued to hold them in place while the turquoise glass was placed under the white 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.
|14 × 14 × 4 in