Gnomescape Centrepiece Bowl
“To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold.”
- Warm winter scene
- Beautiful and unique curved shape
- Kiln Fired for strength and durability
- Dimensions are 6″x12″
- Ideal for a pillar candle
A beautiful wintry scene, the Gnomescape Centrepiece Bowl is a wonderful conversation starter. Perfect for a table centrepiece, coffee table, or low shelf or cabinet. The unique shape of this bowl will add a touch of whimsy to your decor for this season. Measuring approximately 6×12″, this fused glass plate is a lovely way to bring winter indoors.
This design is also available in a variety of other formats, including the Gnomescape Stand Up, Gnomescape Curved Winterscene, and Gnomescape Lantern, as well as the twin of this plate, the smaller Gnomescape Plate.
How’s It Made?
Handcrafted from art glass, we create the Gnomescape Centrepiece Bowl using multiple steps. First, we cut and polish the glass to the appropriate sizes. The background glass is first fired to a high temperature to smooth the surface. Once the glass cools, we cut glass for the gnome homes, and use glass frits for trees. We use powder for the gnome hats, glass stringers for the beards, and place the gnome noses to complete the persona. Finally, we add white glass frits as gently falling snow.
We kiln fire the glass to melt the powders and design elements into the background glass. Once the design is fired flat with all of the elements added, it goes into the kiln once more for a slump firing. This means the temperature is only high enough to soften the glass, enough for it to slump into a mold. When the glass cools, it retains the shape of the mold, while keeping all of the textured detail on the surface.
The colour in the Gnomescape Centrepiece Bowl is the glass itself. This means you won’t ever have to worry about the colour fading or washing off. During the firing, we anneal the glass. Because of this, the strength and durability of the glass is increased, so you know it will last for many years.
See the full collection here: Gnome for the Holidays Collection!