Art Deco: Large square fused art glass bowl

Handmade contemporary decorative shallow dish with a geometric design
£395.00 GBP
How it's made

MATERIALS: Fused glass

This Art Deco fused glass art bowl is made of 44 individual pieces of Spectrum 96 Art Glass.

The pieces of the pattern are each cut by hand from larger sheets of art glass.

Each piece is individually ground until they all fit together perfectly.

The pieces are then placed in a specialised glass kiln, with a clear layer of glass on top. They are fused at 800ºC to create a single 6mm thick piece of flat glass. This takes around 16 hours.

Once cooled, this flat piece is then burnished with polishing pads, and again kiln-fused overnight for a fire polish.

To achieve the final bowl shape, the flat piece is slumped over a curved ceramic mould at a slightly lower temperature than regular firing.

At each firing stage, the glass is annealed and cooled overnight for maximum strength and durability.

While the production process is painstaking and lengthy, it's the only way to get the wonderful finished look of glass art.

About this work

I designed the Art Deco theme pattern and blue-based colour combination of this collection.

Each of my glass objects are one-of-a-kind. I never do identical pieces. Even where the design is similar, they all have a unique colour combination.

During the glass fusing, small air bubbles can appear and become trapped within the glass. This is a natural occurrence that adds to the beauty of handmade glass products.

Care of your glass

Even the strongest glass can break, so please handle your bowl with care.

When needed, dust it with a lint-free cloth, or wipe with a soft, damp cloth. Don't use an abrasive cleaner as this could scratch it.

Because of the handmade nature of glass, please don’t put it in a microwave or dishwasher.

With plants

Display ideas

This bowl works well in a display with plants, as the stong geometric design contrasts well with the organic shapes of leaves & greenery

On a table

Display ideas

Have the bowl flat on a table near the window to allow the light to reflect through it. Turn it in different ways to see how it best catches the light. A large bowl also make an impressive table centrepiece

During production - shared stories

Comments from 14.4k Instagram views of this Bigger Things collection

"Love this bowl! The colours & design are gorgeous & the quality is fantastic. Totally recommend"

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"Great precision 👍👍"

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Certificate of Authenticity

Handmade in the UK in my Glass Studio in West Lancashire, my art glass comes with a Certificate of Authenticity - signed by me, Linda Rossiter, so you can be sure that your piece is an original work