“Field and Hedgerow 2” fused glass platter


A second platter in my “Field and Hedgerow” series.  Again, the platter was constructed with an interesting neutral palette abstract design, and the image, reminiscent of countryside walks and wheeling overhead birds, is screenprinted onto the platter using inks which are prepared especially for kiln fusing. A complex process which takes hours of preparation and many more hours in the kiln to achieve.   30cm square, it can remain on a stand, to be admired by all who see it, or it can be used as a table centrepiece, or in a practical way, to hold fruits or food.  It has sides which gently slope up from a flat centre – you can see this in the second photo.

The art of glass fusing (known as “warm glass”) is quite different to glass “blowing” (known as “hot glass”) and has been around for many years. It regained popularity during the 1960’s and has maintained a strong place in artist communities since. Fusing glass in a kiln is a fascinating technique that enables artists to create unique and gorgeous projects

The word “fusing” in the context of glass relates to how pieces of glass fuse together inside the kiln as the glass gradually heats, and reforms as it cools.  Many hours, and trips to and from the kiln are often required for one piece of work.  However, in terms of my work, I not only fuse glass, I also fuse together the skills I learned as an award-winning painter and art tutor,  with my work in glass.  Painted and printed imagery has begun to appear in my glass work, so clearly, the painter is still inside of me, and is “coming to the surface”.  Having said that…the images are in fact fused onto the surface of the glass, and sometimes even inside the glass, and cannot be accidentally removed as they have become one with the glass.

Artist: jackie simmonds

Product Reference No: A-176716

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Dimensions 30 x 4.5 x 30 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)