Aqua Large Fern Double T-Light
Handmade fused glass double t-light in Aqua with a Fern Leaf design mounted in an oak stand with standard 40mm t-lights included.
Item dimensions are approximately: 16cm (w) x 12cm (h) x 8cm (d) including the oak stand
In this piece I’ve used ferns, which are a particular favourite of mine as they’re a great example of one of nature’s fractals. This is where the whole plant is created from the same basic shape repeated at increasingly smaller scales throughout the plant and of course all of those tiny shapes are adept at trapping lots of bubbles inside the glass – just lovely! …and of course no two are ever identical as the bubbles always form differently from piece to piece.
Assembling all materials between two sheets of clear glass I use the leaves with combinations of copper and glass powders (frits). These are put into the kiln at temperatures above 800 degrees centigrade to produce the fused piece. Each piece is then cold-worked to grind off any sharp edges before returning to the kiln for a final fire polish to ensure an all-round glassy finish. Glass always has to be carefully annealed (cooled) to prevent a build-up of stress in order to ensure it is strong and stable and I have carefully worked out fusing programmes on my kilns for different thicknesses of glass.
The glass panel is mounted in a stand made from oak which holds a single standard (40mm) T-light candle to illuminate the glass (T-light included). The oak stand is finished with a light coating of hard wearing Chestnut finishing oil. Wood is a natural product and no two pieces are the same, as such there may be variations in texture, knots, grain and colour.
Where I make more than one of a design, due to the handmade process and the nature of using organic matter, there may be slight differences in size, colour, texture and design, from piece to piece. While I try to ensure they are as consistent as possible, it will always mean that each piece is unique and while every effort is made to accurately represent the colours when photographed, please be aware that different monitors may display the colours differently.