I love these dainty colourful dishes! They look great as serving dishes for dip, sauce, salt and pepper, etc. and come with a cute little wooden spoon. As individual items, they can also be used as jewellery dish where you can deposit your earrings or rings before you go to bed.
I design and make them in matching pairs, which allows me to explore pattern and colour ideas and make these dishes ideal gifts as twin serving dishes.
As usual, I start by sketching the design and choose the colours and shades among my glass sheet stock.
I then cut the glass sheets and assemble the pieces according to the design.
The twin dishes are ready to be fully fused at 795 degrees C for about 10 hours.... whilst I'm fast asleep!
Straight out of the kiln, these little dishes are ready to have their edges ground to a sleek straight look before they are returned to the kiln to be fire polished.
The twin dishes are then slumped twice: first in a shallow mould and then into a deeper mould -see picture on the left- to achieve the desired shape.
The finished products....
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This Blog aims to share my passion for kiln formed glass as I explore the limitless possibilities of design and technique the medium offers.