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Moss Garden – cast glass platter by Max Jacquard

£525.00

Delivery £7.95

Availability: We have only one of these for sale

Capturing natural textures in cast glass has long been a passion for Max Jacquard, as a glassmaker and an aspiring naturalist. This art involves going into the field with a portable mould making kit. Using a number of techniques to apply a sheet of silicone to special tectures and waiting for a short time till the silicone cures. The sheet can then be peeled off without damaging the surface to which it has been applied. Particularly difficult when used to make a mould of moss!.

The surface is further enhanced by layers  of glass powders and ocides to build a patina that evokes the qualities of the original surface. The sheet of glass cast into the open moyld is cooled, coldworked and then bent into a vessel shape in a subsequent firing.

the finished platter is 30cm diameter

photo by Katarina Tamova