← Click on the magnifying glass to view a full-size slideshow of all images. The last image is a mushroom I found while hiking in the forest. I also write about mushrooms now and then on the blog.
This is a handmade fused glass mushroom lamp with a striped green ruffle top.
I start by cutting circles out of 2 sheets of glass for the circular top. Then I add design elements — in this case, colored glass powders. This created a rustic layering of jade and olive tones with ivory stripes extending to the center.
Then all of this glass 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, then annealed in my kiln for added durability. Finally, I added a light glaze for easy cleaning (damp cloth) and to reduce fingerprints on the sandblasted surface. This stem is a deep amber-green color.
This lamp comes with a compact LED night light size 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.
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