Deeply textured, iridised square bowl – this dish is 25cm square and approx 4cm deep.
This dish was made using a technique called kiln-carving with creates a deep bas relief texture – the texture in this piece is on the top side of the glass, the surface of which has an iridescent multi-coloured metallic sheen rather than a high gloss. In this design, the interlocking circles are raised from the glass – it’s very tactile.
The main glass colour is an olivine tint – lit from the face, it shows the rainbow effect, lit from behind it is gentle shade of pale green.
The glass has been fused and slumped in one of my digitally controlled, specialist glass kilns and has been annealed (a controlled cool down) for strength and durability. This is quite a substantial piece, which began life as three layers of 3mm glass – the resultant piece varies in thickness from about 7mm at the thickest, raised circles, down to about 4mm main body. It is a weighty piece, a statement
The piece has been handmade in my studio in Ilkeston, Derbyshire and is currently the only one of these that I have ever made in this colour.
It is an original design sample and is not available anywhere else.
Not suggested for food use.