Handpainted Art Glass Rectangular Plate


This outstanding serving dish is part of our Serendipity Collection of art glass home decor. It is 10″ x 4.75″.

Here is a playful, modern, and sophisticated dish that began as an exploration of color and texture. What would happen if glass tiles were decorated with paint and fused to a dish at a temperature low enough for them to retain their original thickness and distinct edges? This is the answer. The theme of the design is the spiral, one of the world’s oldest symbols, which represents creation and the never ending journey of life. Display it on the accompanying plate to enjoy its beauty and use it as a serving dish when you have company. 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: Cobalt blue was chosen as the base layer for the dish along with rich butterscotch for the hand painted pieces.
Creating the Tiles: The spiral and curving lines were painted on a rectangle of butterscotch glass using iridescent mica paints. It was fired at 1375 degrees to permanently bond the mica to the glass. After cooling, the painted glass was cut into lozenges to fit inside the borders and bottom of the dish.
Assembling the Design: The tiles were placed on the still flat cobalt glass and glued to keep them in place.
Fusing in the Kiln: The assembly was placed in a kiln and heated to 1375 degrees, the temperature at which the glass just begins to melt and pieces touch each other stick together.
Shaping the Dish: At this point the piece was still flat. To create a dish it was fired one more time. It 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.

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Additional information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in