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This is a handmade fused glass mushroom lamp with shades of green, a pop of blue, and a ruffled edge.
I start by cutting circles out of 2 sheets of glass for the circular top. Then I add design elements — in this case, colored bits of glass and some clear lines. Then it is fused into one piece over a period of 12 hours. This is followed by a second firing to shape it into the curvy bell.
The stem is a recycled bottle that I cut, ground and polished, sandblasted, and finally annealed in my kiln for added durability. I then added a light glaze for easy cleaning (damp cloth) and to reduce fingerprints on the sandblasted surface.
This lamp comes with a compact LED nightlight-sized lamp that fits inside of the stem. If you prefer to place this mushroom in a garden space or have a lamp of your own that you would prefer to use, you can select the ‘no light’ option to receive the mushroom only.
This mushroom is one piece. The top and stem have been bonded with clear silicone. To learn more about the creation of glass mushrooms, please see this blog post – behind the handmade scenes.
*Sale price on this one because of more silicone remnants inside the stem than I would like to see. This is cosmetic only. It is hard to see unless you are looking up inside the stem.
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