Red Fern Snowflake Christmas Seasonal Ring - Trinket Dish
Part of my Christmas decoration range, a handmade fused glass ring dish in red with a Christmas tree fern and seasonal snowflake design. Useful for jewellery, keys, small items and even a mince pie for a certain someone, mince pie not included :)
The design is inspired by my love of nature, especially ferns, Scandinavian design and my Finnish heritage. Each fern frond used is carefully selected, dried and pressed. A limited number of designs can be made due the fragility of the organic matter.
Item dimensions are approximately: 11cm (w) x 11cm (d) x 1.5cm (h)
To clean these, I recommend a soft cloth/sponge and warm soapy water. Please do not put them in a dishwasher.
Using a technique called inclusion fusing, the leaves are used with fine glass powders (frit) and the elements captured between two sheets of clear glass. These are then 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 and these are also slumped to make the dish shape at the same time.
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.
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.
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