Stirrup Dish in Gold Paint on White Confetti Glass 10″
This bowl is part of our Stirrup Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 10″ x 10″.
This classic piece will look great anywhere. Not too big, not too small, with a white and gold color scheme — what’s not to like? It would make a treasured wedding or housewarming gift, that’s unless you keep it for yourself!
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 “confetti glass”, It’s a specialty glass made while the glass is very hot. A scattering of paper-thin pieces of colored glass fall randomly on a solid background and are rolled together.
Creating the Design: The stirrup pattern was traced onto the clear glass using a template created on my laser cutter. Gold mica paint was then carefully applied to the design. After allowing the paint to dry, the clear glass was placed on top of the confetti layer.
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.
|14 × 14 × 4 in