“Field and Hedgerow” fused glass platter


This is a gorgeous platter, which will be a talking point.    Different colours of art glass are fused together in an interesting abstract design, sandwiched with real silver foil accents, and finally the glass has been screenprinted with a fresh and lovely design, to remind you of relaxing walks in the countryside.  30cm square, this piece has a dual function.  It can be displayed on a stand, for all to enjoy the image – or it can be used on a tabletop – a beautiful centrepiece, or you could fill it with fruit or anything else that takes your fancy.  It has a gently sloping form, the sides rising just slightly from the centre.  I have made two of these, similar colours but slightly different images – a pair would be rather nice, wouldn’t it!

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-176714

Additional information

Dimensions 30 x 4-5 x 30 cm
(Width x Depth x Height)