Urban Abby Baptismal Bowl
Have a commission to create a Baptismal Bowl, approximately 22” diameter for Urban Abbey, an off-shoot of United Methodist Church in Omaha NE. The photo above is the fount in the parent church created in mosaic tile. The fused glass bowl is to “echo” it.
The photos below show the mold and the unfired bowl, ready for the kiln. I have used a “mosaic” approach with crushed glass and small squared of glass, covering it with fine clear to give a smoother surface that’s easier to clean. Bowl will have a 2” collar all round and be approximately 2” deep.
5” was too deep......gravity not my friend here......bowl slumped unevenly.
Will redo with following changes:
1. Add 1” to diameter
2. Change the yellow to amber
3. Make the lighter blue transparent instead of opal
4. Lose the rim and take the red all the way up
5. Slump only to 3.5” deep
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