This platter features twisted vines of Red, Green, Yellow and Orange with each color outlined by a thin line of black. The green glass includes some Aventurine Green which gives this piece some added sparkle. The twisted vines, all of which seem to Radiate out from the center, were created using a special type of kiln called a Vitrigraph. Glass is arranged in a container in a Vitrigraph kiln, then hand-drawn from the bottom of the kiln when it becomes molten.
The pieces pulled from the kiln are called “cane” and by twisting the cane as it is drawn, I am able to cause the different colors to spiral around one another. Once the canes are cooled, they are cut to length, then fused together to form a sheet which is again cut into pieces that are fused together to form the round shape of the platter. There is a lot of precision cutting and grinding required to make the pieces all fit together tightly and create the Radiant pattern. The Radiant pattern is the signature technique for which I am known.
This platter can be used functionally or simply placed in a stand to be admired.
Size: 8″ diameter x 1″ high
Weight: 28 oz