Zebra Drop Vessel/Bud Vase
My little zebra 'drop' vase made in my glass kiln.
I first created a sheet of striped glass by fusing strips of black opal and white opal glass. This layer was then fused to two further layers of clear glass to create a thick 'slab' of glass.
The final firing is where I placed the 'slab' over a ceramic ring raised on kiln posts and into the kiln. This then 'drops' the glass through the ring and many heart stopping moments waiting and ocasionally and carefully peeking until the bottom of the glass touches the bottom of the kiln. At this point the kiln has to be cooled enough to stop the glass from melting further but not too quickly to shock the glass. As the glass drops through the ring, the glass stretches and moves to provide the beautiful pattern.
Each vessel makes a glorious decorative item or can be used as a vase for a posy or bud.
If you want to find out a little more about the process and many steps involved in creating a drop vase, then please do look at my blog post.
This vase measure around 11cm tall, 7cm diameter at the top and 5cm diameter at the bottom.
In order to deliver these delicate, small and beautifully fragile pieces, they will be mailed and arrive in a much larger packaging!
Please always hand wash this item with a little soapy hot water. Do not put in dishwasher.