Stirrup Dish On Plum Glass With Gold Mica Paint 6″


This bowl is part of our Stirrup Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 6″ x 6″.

This modern and sophisticated art glass piece can simply be admired on the plate stand that comes with it, or you can use it as a small serving dish. It 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.v

Creating the dish was a 4-step process.
Glass Selection: First two squares of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one ivory and the other rich, opaque plum.
Painting the Stirrup Pattern: The stirrup pattern was painted onto the plum colored glass square using gold mica paint, and then it was placed on top of the ivory glass.
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 mica permanently adhere to the glass.
Shaping the Dish: At this point the piece was still square. 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 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 12 × 4 in