Portfolio Platter - Dream catcher
An intricate web design complete with feathers and warm colours catches one's imagination while dreaming of life's possibilities. The uses for this gorgeous round serving platter are endless. Dream on.
The stand is not included.
You can read more 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 it in the microwave is not recommended.
Size: 11.675" (.675" deep)
How it was created: The "Dream catcher" 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 web design and then fired the piece at full fuse temperatures. I added more glass and fired it a second time. The fused piece was put in a plate mold and fired for another day. This platter 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.