Intertwined Stirrup Dish in Charcoal Gray on Egyptian Blue Glass 6″
This bowl is part of our Stirrup Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 6″ x 6″.
This unique piece and its bold design is perfect for equestrian enthusiasts and those who appreciate fine artisanal craftsmanship, making it a standout addition for your home or a thoughtful gift for horse-loving friends.
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 rich Egyptian blue.
Applying the Design: The outline of the interlocking stirrups was traced onto the clear glass using a stencil created on my laser cutter. A mixture of charcoal gray enamel and silver mica paint was carefully applied to the design. The painted glass was placed on top of the blue 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. The high heat also made the paint permanently adhere to the glass.
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.
|12 × 12 × 4 in