This shallow bowl if food-safe. This type of bowl is called a “sand dollar” bowl. It’s made by cutting strips placing them in a circle then fused together thus, creating holes. This bowl can be used to serve fruit or just displayed as an art piece. This piece was made with sheet glass and glass powders. The colors are spring green and orange. The back is white. It has been handmade by me. The piece is fired in my kiln to a smooth finish. To finish the process in the kiln, the glass is cooled very slowly—annealing phase. This process makes the glass stronger. The next process is to slump the disc into a mold. This bowl is 6mm thick. This bowl comes with a metal stand for displaying. NOTE: We do not recommend washing this piece in the dishwasher—due to cold/heat variations of the dishwasher. Please hand wash.
My sister, Sue Froebel, and I have been fusing for about 10 years. However, we don't fuse full time. We usually do about 4 Art Shows a year. We are learning new fusing techniques all of the time. We are both a BOI's--born on the island-Galveston.