Red & Lavender Flying Horse Bowl 5″
This bowl is part of our More Horses collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 5″ in diameter.
Creating it was a 6-step process. Two circles of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished dish. One circle was clear and the other was lavender. The pattern of flying horses was created using a process called “powder printing”. Finely ground opaque red glass (known as powder frit) was sifted onto the lavender circle using a stencil created on our laser cutter. After lifting the stencil and removing stray glass powder, this circle was placed on top of the clear one. The two layers were placed in an electric kiln and heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which glass melts and the layers fused together. After fusing, the edge of the piece was ground to eliminate irregularities and it was fired one more time to 1425 degrees to melt the edge and “fire polish” the rim. Lastly, the piece was put back in the kiln, this time on top of a mold, and heated to 1250 degrees. At this temperature the glass softened and gravity caused it to sink into the mold and assume its final shape.
We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind art glass piece. You can simply admire it in the plate stand we include with it, or find a job for it. Use it to hold jewelry, change, or keys. Place a small candle or decorative soap in it. Use it to serve dips and small food items. Whatever you decide, It will be a beautiful complement to your home or an appreciated gift for any rider who enjoys fine things.
|8 × 8 × 4 in