Fruit bowl - Sprinkles
Fruit bowls take my fused glass in a truly abstract direction. "Sprinkles" simulates the scattering of confetti that marks many special occasions.
Incorporating holes in the design gives the bowl a lacy look and feel as well as promoting air circulation and allowing you to wash and drain your fruit right in the bowl.
You can read more about my "Sprinkles" bowl in my blog here.
I suggest that you wash all Glass by Charis by hand. It is food safe.
Putting it in the microwave is not recommended.
Size: 10" (2" deep)
How it was created: The "Sprinkles fruit bowl" was created by laying two circles of clear glass on the kiln shelf and topping it with multiple colours of hand-crushed transparent glass. It was then fused in the kiln. The next day it was slumped in an 11" round mold. But it came out of the kiln very crooked. I then broke the piece apart, arranged the pieces in the kiln leaving holes in how I laid them on the shelf and fired it again at full fuse. The next day the 11" lacy circle was put in a round bowl mold and slumped. This piece was in the kiln for four 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.