|Dimensions||10 × 10 × 3 in|
Recycled glass dish leaf pattern (7″x7″)
Fused glass dish made from reclaimed storm windows. Approximate dimensions 7″ x 7″ .
Window glass destined for the landfill is salvaged and cut into squares. One square of glass is placed in the kiln, real maple leaves are arranged on the glass and another square of glass is placed on top. The glass is slowly heated to 1400 degrees as it heats up the leaves burn up and their ash is left, sandwiched between the two pieces of glass, forming a tile. Once the glass is cooled it is removed from the kiln and the edges are smoothed out using a glass grinder. The tile is then placed in a mold and goes back into the kiln and is heated to 1300 degrees and slumped into a dish shape.