The Kraken Lantern
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.”
― Christopher Columbus
- Kiln Fired for Strength and Durability
- Screen Printed for uniformity
- Quality metal lantern
- 6″ x 6″ x 11″
- Suitable for Indoor Decor or Outdoor Decor
Within the quiet depths of the ocean, you are weightless. Time moves slowly, as the cold waters wrap you in an icy embrace. The Kraken Lantern shows the mystery and unknown of the oceans, along with the stormy surface we endure.
Measuring approximately 6″ x 6″ by 11″ in height, The Kraken Lantern is a perfect size to enjoy for indoor home decor. For example, you can display the lantern as a tabletop centrepiece, paired perfectly with this LED candle. Similarly, you can display the lantern easily on the floor as an accent piece, or as outdoor decor on the patio or porch at the cottage.
How’s It Made?
We create the lantern using multiple steps. First, we create the design for the screen we want to use. We coat and dry the screens, then expose the emulsion using the 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 black enamel as our 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 colour is 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. In other words, you can enjoy your lantern decor for many years to come.
See the full Sailing Away Collection here.