Riding Boots In Red Mica Paint On Khaki Iridescent Glass 6″


This bowl is part of our Boots Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 6″ x 6″.

This unique piece and its bold design is a must-have for equestrian enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine artisanal craftsmanship, making it a standout addition for your home or a thoughtful gift for horse-loving friends.

Creating the dish was a 5-step process.
Glass Selection: First two pieces of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one clear and the other iridized khaki. In addition, 24 half-inch squares were cut from black glass with a hand painted design on it.
Creating the Design: The outline of the boots was traced onto the iridized side of the khaki glass using a stencil created on my laser cutter. Red mica paint was then carefully applied to the design. The small squares were then arranged around the border of the painted glass, which 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. It was held at that temperature just long enough that the small squares are still slightly raised. Any longer and they would have melted flush with the base glass. The high heat also made the mica 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