← Click on the magnifying glass to view full-size slideshow of all images. The last image is of a trio of mushrooms 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 field of wildflowers around the rim.
I started out by cutting circles out of 2 sheets of glass for the circular top. This mushroom has a sunny yellow top. Then I add design elements — for this lamp, I hand-pulled shades of green glass for the varied stems and used colored glass for the flowers. Finally adding fine green frit for the ground/grass. This wildflower lamp is a bit simpler (fewer flowers) than the white and blue wildflower mushroom lamps.
Then all layers are fused into one piece over a period of 12 hours. This is followed by a second firing to shape it into the domed 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 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. The first two photos show the front and back of this lamp.
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