Fused Glass Amber Leaf Dish

If you follow my newsletters you know I create custom commercial fused glass pieces for various hotels and restaurants. This month I received a very unique order. A restaurant wanted me to create fused glass amber leaf bowls.  I drew a design and then hand cut the leaf from two different colors of amber and clear glass.  They are definitely leaves because no two are alike. There’s 2 colors of amber glass, I like them both. Below is a picture of the glass after I cut it. As you can see I put clear on top.

Then I used a texture mold to give it an organic texture and shape. They are big so I could only get 3 in my kiln at a time. The one on the left is medium amber and the one on the right is light amber. It’s fascinating to me how the light amber changes colors, some is milky and the other is more transparent. The pictures are after texturing.

Then I shaped them into bowls by slumping. Again it’s all about an organic shape so I slumped them in an organic mold. I really love them. I hope Matt likes them. Because each piece unique the slump is different for each leaf.

I love a challenge and I appreciate my commercial customers every year but this year I am even more grateful. I’ve still have about 9 more to slump but should be done before the end of the year.

As you know I have been giving free gifts with every order.  Because this was a very large order I gave them three gifts, 2 plates he’s never ordered before and a small leaf bowl!  I hope he likes them. I love texture.

If you would like to see more of my fused glass work, please refer to my website Elegant Fused Glass by Karen. If you get a chance, check out all my sites; my Art fire Store, my Etsy store,  Elegant Fused Glass by Karen YouTube and my Pinterest, and. If you would like to stay abreast of what I’m up-to and learn a little more about jewelry, check out our newsletter. It is published the last day of each month.

Keeping my kiln warm,

Karen

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