The Starbusrt platter was commissioned as a display piece. It is an ample 18″ x 18″ with rounded courners. It has a gentle one inch lift around the edges making it perfect for holding fruit, flowers, or seasonal decorations.
The platter is made from various combinations of hand raked glass. I layered the glass, heated it to 1700 degrees in my kiln and then raked across the surface. This creates the swirling patterns of color. The glass was then cut to fit and fired atop a clear glass blank.
The client wanted the look to be organic but with the energy of the design radiating out like a starburst. The inspiration was a photo she had taken of the inside of a tulip flower. The colors are vibrant with distinctive contrasts between light and dark, cool and warm.