Thursday, April 10, 2008

bubbles of bubbles

This is a close up of a glass soap dish a Japanese friend made for me. There is so much work in it. Each of those little circles has been made by combining crushed glass with water and fusing glue and then forming it into circles. This alone takes some time. The circles were then fired in the kiln to fuse all the little pieces of glass. For the 2nd firing all the little circles were placed near each other so they would join together. The whole piece was then fired a 3rd time in a mold to create a concave dish shape that the soap would sit on. This is one of my favourite possessions - I love the tiny little bubbles in each circle, the space between the circles, the colours and the fact that this sits in the bathroom with soap on it just seems so fit for bubbles!!