A couple of months ago, I was asked to make a gift for a golden wedding anniversary, by a forum acquaintance who’d come to me for a fusing workshop – Karen is a lovely lady, who threw herself wholeheartedly into the class and is making some lovely pieces herself already!
Apologies I didn’t take a better photograph, but this platter is about 30cm square and a weighty piece of glass. The gift was from Karen’s Dad to her Mum, the people in the photograph. I was really pleased with the result, and Karen’s parents were thrilled. It feels good to make a piece that people like!
It looks as though it’s a double, out of focus image, but because the decoration is on the top surface of a thick layer of clear, it appears to be floating above the cream base. Optical illusion!