Portfolio lunch plate - Vanilla heart
Nestled in the middle of this oragami-shaped plate is a gentle heart. A perfect plate for lunch, dessert or on which to serve your favourite cookies or hors d'oeuvres.
This piece was featured 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: 8.5" x 8.5" (.75" deep)
How it was created: The vanilla heart lunch plate was created by laying a piece of clear glass on the kiln shelf for the base and topping it with a piece of vanilla reactive glass. The delicate heart shape was made by adding a third layer of more pieces of the vanilla glass on top. This glass has an unusual reaction to heat. It lightens in the middle revealing the subtle design.The three layers were fused together. The next day the 8.5" square fused piece was put in an oragami-shaped plate mold and fired for another day.
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.