This is a new tie dye bowl that recently came out of the kiln. The bowl is a very small one, a little shy of six inches across, and good for things like a serving of the fresh berries that are just coming into season now. The layers of color in this tie dye glass turned out to have lots of depth and richness. The bowl mold has quite a bit of texture on the underside, with little ridges along the sides that don’t show up in this photo of the bowl. The bowl turned out with the usual shine and luster on the top, but came out looking quite sandblasted on the bottom at the end of all the firings. I really like the contrast there.
What I didn’t expect with this one is how much the glass pooled in the bottom of the mold, making the glass much thicker at the bottom than in the sides. That may have something to do with the new kiln I was using for this firing. The new kiln is much smaller and has heating elements in both the lid and the sides, as opposed to my big kiln that just has elements in the sides. The smaller firing chamber and additional heat from the top is likely to affect the way the glass slumped, so I’ll have to play around with the firing schedule to keep that from happening so much in the future.
If you are interested in buying this bowl, you can find it on my website here.
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