Green & Pink Divided Glass Serving Dish
This lovely green serving dish is part of our Serendipity Collection of art glass home decor. It is 9.25″ x 4.5″.
A delightful divided serving dish that is as home on its accompanying plate stand as it is on your buffet table. This versatile creation is sure to brighten your home or be a perfect gift for someone you love.
Creating it was a 5-step process.
Selecting the Glass: Transparent spring green glass was chosen as the base layer for this dish and translucent pink was selected for the hand painted squares. The green glass was cut to the size of the finished dish.
Creating the Tiles: Iridescent mica paint was used to decorate the pink glass, after which it was fired at 1375 degrees which permanently bonded the color to the glass. After cooling, it was cut into small pieces to adorn the dish.
Assembling the Design: At this point the glass was still flat. The painted squares were placed in a pleasing arrangement on what would become the bottom of each side of the dish. Then, gravel sized pieces of clear glass (coarse frit) were scattered around the squares.
Fusing in the Kiln: The assembly was carefully placed in a kiln and heated to 1375 degrees, the temperature at which the glass just begins to melt and pieces that touch each other stick together.
Shaping the Dish: To create the dish, one more firing was required. The flat glass was placed on a mold and heated to 1250 degrees, the temperature at which glass softens, and gravity caused it to sink into the mold and assume its final shape.
|12 × 12 × 4 in