Portfolio Bowl - End of day glass
"'End of day' glass was any item made by the glassworkers in their own time at the end of the day using up the remaining molten glass in the pots. It therefore tended to be a mixture of all sorts of colours." – The Glass Encyclopedia
This gorgeous multi-coloured bowl was made using pieces of already-fused glass from failed projects creating a spectacular cacophony of colour.
Large ripple texture creates the perfect serving bowl for any special occasion or on display everyday bringing joy and pleasure.
You can read more about my inspiration for this piece in my blog here.
I suggest that you wash all Glass by Charis by hand. It is food safe.
Putting this piece in the microwave is not recommended.
Size: 12" (2.125" deep)
How it was created: The "End of day glass" serving bowl was created by using failed pieces that were already fired. I smashed the large pieces and laid the smaller pieces in a wreath-like shape on the kiln shelf topping with tiny pieces. It was then fused flat. After trimming, the wreath was laid on a base of clear glass, more coloured glass was added and it was fused again. The fused piece was put in a bowl mold and fired for another day. This bowl was in the kiln for three days.
My process often adds bubbles in the glass and no piece is perfectly round or square, adding to its appeal.
Fusing glass, often in several layers, results in items that may seem surprisingly heavy when first unpacked.