Fruit bowl - Wild flowers
Fruit bowls take my fused glass in a truly abstract direction. "Wild Flowers" appears as a simple profusion of blossoms strewn across a meadow that invites closer study of its depth of colours.
Incorporating holes in the design gives the bowl a lacey look and feel as well as promoting air circulation and allowing you to wash and drain your fruit right in the bowl.
I suggest that you wash all Glass by Charis by hand. It is food safe.
Putting it in the microwave is not recommended.
This dish can be seen at Mikreations Art and Frame Gallery in Niagara-on-the-lake.
Or you can buy now from this website and have it shipped to you.
Size: 10" (2" deep)
How it was created: The "Wild flowers fruit bowl" was created by laying a circle 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. 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 I added pieces to complete the design and full fused it again. Finally the 11" lacey circle was put in a round bowl mold and slumped. This piece was in the kiln for five 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.