Stylish and retro, this art glass bowl is inspired by the patterns of plant cells. Fused square tiles deform to geometric cellular patterns by the force and constraint of the neighboring tiles.
Opaque sheet glass is hand cut, stacked and fused together at 1125 degrees Fahrenheit in a kiln, creating individual tiles. Tiles are laid in a pattern and fused flat to a black circle of glass. Ground by machine and hand to a circle, the bowl blank undergoes another fusing cycle to polish the edges. For the final firing, the blank is slumped at a lower temperature into a porcelain bowl mold. The bowl is signed on the back.
Art glass bowls are food safe (cold only) and should not be put in the dishwasher.