Oak Leaves Trinket Dish 3″
This small bowl is part of our Botanical Collection of art glass home decor. It measures 3″ x 3″.
Creating it was a 5-step process. First, a square of antique, blue glass was cut to the size of the finished dish. It was placed in an electric kiln, face down, on top of a sprig of oak leaves that were collected on a Fall day in New England. It was heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which glass melts. With the hot glass pressing down onto the leaves, the glass took on their texture. After cooling, the edges were ground smooth to remove irregularities and iridescent gold mica paint was applied over the impression of the leaves. One more firing was required to set the paint and transform it into a dish. To do this the flat fused glass square was placed in the kiln on top of a mold and heated to 1250 degrees. At this temperature the glass softened and gravity caused it to sink into the mold and assume its final shape.
I hope you enjoy this versatile, one-of-a-kind, art glass piece. Use it to hold jewelry, change, or keys. Put a small candle or decorative soap in it. Use it to serve dips and small food items. Or put it on a stand and simply enjoy the play of colors. It makes a lovely gift for any occasion.
|6 × 6 × 3 in