Dash Away Lantern
Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer, and Vixen!
On Comet, on Cupid, Donner and Blitzen!
- Unique wraparound design
- Quality metal lantern
- Suitable for Indoor Decor or Outdoor Decor
- 6″ x 6″ x 11″
- Hand painted wintry scenes
Who can resist keeping their eyes from the skies on a clear Christmas Eve? Celebrate the mystery of Santa Claus with the Dash Away Lantern.
A fused glass scene, with wintry homes and trees, snowflakes falling gently and a warmly glowing moon high in the sky. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a minature sleigh, and eight tiny rein-deer. With a little old driver, so lively and quick, I knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
Measuring approximately 6″ x 6″ by 11″ in height, the Dash Away Lantern is a perfect size to enjoy for indoor home decor. Display this keepsake on the mantle with a flickering LED candle to safely welcome St. Nick down the chimney. No chimney? You can display the lantern easily on the floor as an accent piece, or as outdoor decor on the patio or step to welcome your winter guests.
How’s it made?
We create the winter lantern using multiple steps. First, we cut and polish the lavender glass to the correct size. Using glass powders, we add the snowscape and moon the the sheet glass. Next, we sprinkle the snowflake frits to create the fluffy flakes. We carefully arrange the panels in the kiln, and fire to a moderate temperature to ensure a textured surface to the glass.
Next, we hand paint the sleigh and reindeer silhouette, flying across the bright moon. The trees and homes are painted next, to complete the wintry scene. We place the panels back into the kiln for a second firing, to sinter the detailing into the glass. Because of this, you won’t ever have to worry about the details washing off or fading. Additionally, the colours are the glass itself, which won’t ever fade.
During the firing process, we anneal the glass to strengthen it for durability. Because of this, you can be sure to enjoy your lantern decor for many years to come.