Galloping Horses Bowl On Steel Green Glass – 10″


This dish is part of our More Horses Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 10″ x 10″.

This colorful piece, adorned with a repeating pattern of horses galloping to and fro, is a fabulous combination of beauty and versatility. It’s perfect for serving food and it becomes a distinctive piece of home decor when you display it on the plate stand that comes with it. Whether you’re adding to the ambiance of your own home or searching for the ideal gift for a special occasion, this dish is guaranteed to be a treasured addition to any equestrian’s home.

It is made from “steel green” glass, which is named for an unusual characteristic: when exposed directly to the kiln’s heat without a layer of glass on top, the color changes from shiny green to matte grey. You can see the grey peeking through the colored glass here and there. This unique piece of equestrian decor is sure to be a standout addition to any home.

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 steel green and the other clear.
Creating the Design: The design was created using a process called “powder printing”. Finely ground dark green glass (known as powder frit) was sifted onto the steel green glass using a stencil created on my Glowforge laser cutter. After carefully lifting the stencil, stray frit was removed. No matter how carefully the stencil is lifted, frit falls where it doesn’t belong. The process of removing it without disturbing the design is slow but necessary. Once clean, clear glass powder was sifted over the piece, leaving some areas bare so there would be grey in the background. The stencilled glass was then carefully placed on the clear 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.
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 3.5 lbs
Dimensions 14 × 14 × 4 in