Fused glass bowl with iridescent clear glass and ribbons of mauve, purple, and green glass pieces floating through it. Must be seen in person to really appreciate it.
Bowl measures 14" in diameter.
Fused glass is formed in a glass kiln from multiple layers of colored glass melted together (or "fused") and then shaped (or "slumped") over a ceramic heat-proof form. Each piece has been fired at least 3 times: once for the initial fusing, then again to fire polish the edges after they have been smoothed, and finally to form the shape of the vessel.
These are color proof, as well as food-safe and dishwasher-safe. No additional chemicals were used to make this plate other than fusible colored and iridescent glass.