Dark Violet Poets Laurel Leaf Double t-Light
Fused glass double t-light in Dark Violet with a Poet’s Laurel Leaf design mounted in an oak stand with standard 40mm t-light included.
Item dimensions are approximately: 16cm (w) x 11.7cm (h) x 7.8cm (d) including the oak stand
I was given some of these leaves as part of a commission a few years ago and recently discovered that it’s called Poet’s Laurel (or Alexandrian Laurel). I feel it has rather lovely curving, elegant lines and has good robust leaves ideal for repeated use as a stencil shape… and what a great name too!
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.