This bowl features a selection of transparent Lavenders and Blues, mixed with French Vanilla and Clear over a partial background of White which gives it a lot of visual depth. There are also traces of black that result from a chemical reaction between the Blues and French Vanilla glass. The exterior of the bowl is mostly white, but is transparent in the center, allowing the colors of the pattern to show through while casting a colorful shadow around the base.
Convergent bowls are created by first arranging multiple layers of glass in a circle that is open in the center. The circle of glass is constrained by a stainless steel ring that prevents it from flowing outward, so when the glass is heated, the layers melt down and the glass flows to fill in the open area in the center. As the glass flows, it mixes to form beautiful random patterns, which all eventually converge in the center, which is what gives this series its name. The selection and arrangement of the original glass layers sets the stage for the patterns that are formed as the glass flows, but there is always an element of surprise as gravity, heat, surface tension and fluid dynamics combine to create the final result.
This bowl can be used functionally or simply placed on a shelf or table to be admired.
Size: 11″ diameter x 3″ high
Weight: 57 oz