Polar Dreams Lantern
The northern lights painted the sky with stories we hadn’t heard of yet.
We leaned back, letting the colours wash over us and paint new dreams for us to follow.
– Robyn Petrik
- Continuous wraparound design
- Quality metal lantern
- Suitable for Indoor Decor or Outdoor Decor
- 6″ x 6″ x 11″
- Handcrafted Winter Tundra Scenes
Who are we to say a polar bear doesn’t dream? The Polar Dreams Lantern features bears in their natural landscape, admiring the dancing auroras in the sky. With sparse evergreens in their landscape, there are few interruptions to the dancing show of lights.
Raised texture of the polar bears and inuksuk add unique features to this winter decor. The mica powder northern lights twinkle and dance, just like the real thing.
Measuring approximately 6″ x 6″ by 11″ in height, the Polar Dreams Lantern is the perfect size to add to your indoor home decor. For example, you can display the lantern as a tabletop centrepiece, paired perfectly with this LED candle. With each side a unique detailed design, the sides can be viewed from any angle, and is sure to be a conversation starter. Alternatively, 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 guests.
How’s it Made?
We create the lantern using multiple steps. First, we cast the polar bears using ceramic molds. Once the bears have cooled and we clean them, we use glass powders to create the tundra landscape. We add the bears carefully on the powder to not disturb the layer. Then, the panels are fired in the kiln at a moderate temperature to keep the contours of the castings and powders.
Once the panels cool, we add the details using enamels. This includes the polar bear faces, the evergreens, and small bushes. Last, we brush on coloured mica powders for the sparkling northern lights. Again the panels are kiln fired, which sinters the enamels and mica into the surface of the glass. Because of this, you won’t ever have to worry about the details washing off or fading. In addition, the colours are the glass itself, which won’t ever fade.
During the firing process, we anneal the glass to strengthen it for durability. This means you can be sure to enjoy your Polar Dreams Lantern for many years to come.
Keep a polar bear with you at all times, with the Polar Dreams Pendant, available in two styles of bear.