Stirrup Dish With Red Mica Paint on Streaky Glass 6″
This bowl is part of our Stirrup Collection of equestrian art glass home decor. It is 6″ x 6″.
This one-of-a-kind 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. This versatile piece is perfect for 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 squares of glass were cut to the dimensions of the finished piece, one clear and the other streaky ivory, brown and turquoise.
Painting the Stirrup Pattern: The stirrup pattern was painted onto the clear glass square using mica paint, and then it was placed on top of the streaky 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.
|12 × 12 × 4 in