Portfolio bowl - Hills and valleys
The large ripple texture embedded in this serving bowl depicting earth toned landscapes of hills and valleys remind us that while life has its ups and downs, we can choose to find beauty whether on the hills or in the valleys. Perfect for any special occasion or on display everyday bringing comfort and pleasure.
You can read 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: 11.675" (2.125" deep)
How it was created: The "Hills and valleys" serving plate was created by laying a round 12" piece of clear glass on the kiln shelf for the base and topping it various colours of opaque frit (crushed glass). Reactive glasses cause most of the black tones found on the piece. I dragged a tool through the crushed glass to create the design and topped it with some larger pieces of decorative glass. The piece was then fired at full fuse temperatures. I added more glass and fired it a second time. 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.