Fused Glass & Wooden boxes

I love boxes. I have boxes of every shape and material from all over the world. Most of which I got when I was stationed overseas years ago from Germany, Poland, Czech, etc. In fact, the round one I got from Greece when I was in my 20’s. BTW these are just a fraction of boxes I have in my house.

Anyway, I love boxes, so I bought this wooden box a while and made this beautiful powder printed hummingbird. The glass is a lovely silver and white iridized. To powder print this piece I had a screen burned with the hummingbird then I put powder on the screen and dragged the powder across the screen about 8 times. Of course, it takes about 4 tries to get it right but isn’t it pretty.

Here is another box that is about the same size, but instead of setting the glass on the top it’s inserted from the bottom. I LOVE this glass. I made it with silver, I’ll talk about the technique in another post, but I just love it. Then I screen printed a butterfly, but because it’s a small piece of glass I had to screen print the butterfly on a diagonal but isn’t it just gorgeous!!

This next box is about the same size as the two previous, but the glass is completely different. It’s a piece of glass I made a while back and it was so beautiful, I couldn’t decide what to do with it. It’s strips of glass fused together in a block of glass. For this box I fused it onto a back plate added some frit for interest and now it’s even more lovely. I also like how the box opens all the way open.

I also bought these boxes when I was in Japan, years ago and have wanted to put glass on them for quite some time. I’m so funny though I only have the 3 boxes and didn’t want to waste them by putting the wrong glass on them, but I finally bit the bullet and made glass for the tops of these long boxes, and I couldn’t be happier. I made a field of flowers for one, the 2nd one is a specialty glass and I used petrified wood for the other one. The camera doesn’t come close to the beauty of specialty and petrified wood glass.

These next two boxes are huge, and I used a similar technique, again I’ll talk about the technique in a later post. This post is more about how my glass looks in / on boxes, that being said look closely at the deer on the first box and the mountains on the second box, don’t you love the mottled appearance. I do I think these two boxes are fabulous. I did make a mistake on the mountain box; the picture is upside down but not a big deal it’s still beautiful.

Here are a few more pictures with the boxes by one another so you can see the sizes. I am so happy with them.

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Keeping my Kiln warm,


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