Platter - Lupins
"I love lupins" is the clear declaration made by this gently coloured garden in the centre of this platter.
You can read more about my inspiration for this piece here in my blog.
I suggest that you wash all Glass by Charis by hand. It is food safe.
Putting it in the microwave is not recommended.
Size: 14" x 9.5" (.875" deep)
How it was created: The "Lupins platter" was created by laying two rectangles of clear glass on the kiln shelf and topping it with multiple colours of hand-crushed opaque glass. It was then fused in the kiln. I added more pieces of crushed glass four more times in order to get the effect I wanted and fused the plate again each times. Finally it was slumped in an 14"x9.5" rectangular mold. This piece was in the kiln for six 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.