Golden horse on iridescent black glass trinket dish 3″
This bowl is part of our More Horses Collection of equestrian art glass home decor.
Creating it was a 5-step process. First, two squares of glass were cut to the size of the finished dish and stacked with clear glass over iridized black. The clear glass was decorated with a horse, hand painted in metallic gold paint. The two layers were placed in a kiln and heated to 1475 degrees, the temperature at which glass melts and the pieces fused together. After cooling, the edges were ground smooth to remove irregularities. One more firing was required to transform it into a bowl. To do this the flat, fused glass square was placed in the kiln 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.
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