“For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), it’s always our self we find in the sea.”
— E.E. Cummings
- Textured Pelican designs
- Quality metal lantern
- Suitable for Indoor Decor or Outdoor Decor
- 6″ x 6″ x 11″
- Screen Printed for uniformity
Funny thing about a pelican..! Did you know a group of pelicans is called a pod? They’re also known as a pouch, a scoop, a brief, a squadron, and if they are fishing as a group, a fleet! Now you know a thing.
The Pelican Lantern celebrates this beautiful and social bird, through images of a morning sunrise watch, scouting at first light, as well as in flight near the towering lighthouse. Additionally, the opposing sides include screen printed anchor designs, sintered onto the surface of the glass.
Measuring approximately 6″ x 6″ by 11″ in height, the Pelican Lantern is a perfect size to enjoy for indoor home or cottage decor. For example, you can display the lantern as a tabletop centrepiece, paired perfectly with this LED candle.
With each side a uniquely detailed design, the lantern can be viewed from any angle, and is sure to be a conversation starter. Similarly, you can display the glass art piece on the floor as an accent piece, or as outdoor decor on the patio or sun room all season.
How’s It Made?
We create the lantern using multiple steps, for the paired feature sides. For the sides of the Pelican Lantern which show the namesake, we begin by using a powdered glass to create the pelican and lighthouse design elements. The sunrise is a blended gradient using powders which is first fired to ensure the powders aren’t disturbed when the next design elements are added.
Once it has cooled, we add the pelicans and lighthouse. We return the panels to the kiln where we fire them enough to round the surface of the glass, ensuring a textured finish. Lastly, we add the enamel detailing including the beaks, eyes and feet, as well as the wooden post, and the detail to the lighthouse.
For the anchor sides of the Pelican Lantern, we create the design for the screen we want to use. We coat and dry the screens, then expose the emulsion using our designs and rinse out the unexposed emulsion. This creates the screen stencil we use to print with. Next, we cut the glass to the size required, ensuring it is cleaned before we print on the glass. Using fusible glass enamel as paint, we pull the enamel over the screen which allows the enamels to pass through the open designs on the screen and contact the glass.
Once we have examined each print for quality and have touched up any defects, we place the glass into the kiln. We fire the panels at a low temperature to ensure the enamels are sintered into the surface of the glass.
Because the colours are the glass itself and the enamels are fused into the glass, they can never wash off or 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.
Did you know?
See the full Sailing Away Collection here.