Art Glass Serving Tray – Mosaic Horse with Hand Painted Tiles 10″
This fabulous serving tray is part of our Mosaic Collection of equestrian home decor. It is 10″ in diameter.
Combining beauty with versatility, this artful tray, adorned with a meticulous mosaic crafted from hand-painted tiles, seamlessly balances practicality and decoration. Serving as a perfect canvas for presenting cheese, charcuterie, fruit, or desserts when you entertain, it effortlessly transforms into a distinctive piece of home decor when not in use. Whether you’re adding to the ambiance of your own home or searching for the ideal gift for a special occasion, this tray is guaranteed to be a treasured addition for any equestrian’s home.
Each piece in the Mosaic Collection is the result of a multi-step process, each requiring careful patience and attention to detail. They are equally time consuming and rewarding to make. The moment when the kiln’s lid is lifted to reveal the fused glasswork is always a thrill. Creating it was a 5-step process.
Creating the Mosaic Tiles: A piece of black glass was selected as the background for the tiles. It was hand painted with a pallette of mica paints, which are iridescent, and then fired in a kiln to a temperature of 1375 degrees to permanently adhere the paint to the glass. After cooling, it was cut into small pieces to be used to create the body of the horse.
Selecting Glass for the Tray: For the background of the tray, two 10″ circles of glass were cut, one ivory and the other black.
Creating the Image: The body of the horse was drawn on the ivory glass and the tiles were carefully cut and assembled to fit this shape. They were glued to hold them in place until they were fused in the kiln. The ivory glass was then placed on top of the black in preparation for firing.
Fusing in the Kiln: The two layers were placed in a kiln and heated to 1475 F, the temperature at which the glass melts and the layers fused together.
Applying the Feet: Four, round, stainless steel feet were glued to the bottom of the tray.
|14 × 14 × 4 in