Ancient Egypt provides the inspiration for this range of fused glass creations

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A design based on birds on pots from the Naqada period of ancient Egypt.  The sepia birds are encased between white and clear glass and formed into a shallow dish shape, perfect for soap.  The dish is approx. 12.5 x 7.5 cm.

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Flamingoes, based on designs on pots from ancient Egypt in the Naqada II period, encircle a spiral set in turquoise Bullseye glass. The bowl is approximately 12cm diameter and 25mm deep.

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Embedded within this iridised amber glass dish is the image of a winged scarab beetle, holding the sun between its front legs. The dish is 90mm square and 15mm to 20mm deep and has been fused/slumped/annealed in my digitally-controlled kiln for strength and durability. Due to the irid coating, the surface is slightly textured and looks different depending on how the light is striking it.

According to ancient Egyptian legend, the sun, Ra, is pushed across the sky each day by a scarab beetle. The scarab is the divine representation of the earthly dung beetle which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying its eggs.

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Embedded within this small iridised amber glass dish is the image of a winged scarab beetle, holding the sun between its front legs. The dish is very approximately 80mm square and 20mm to 25mm deep (it is difficult to measure exactly because of the shape) and has been fused/slumped/annealed in my digitally-controlled kiln for strength and durability. Due to the irid coating, the surface is textured with a velvety feel.

According to ancient Egyptian legend, the sun, Ra, is pushed across the sky each day by a scarab beetle. The scarab is the divine representation of the earthly dung beetle which rolls dung into a ball for the purposes of eating and laying its eggs.

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I love the stylised look of designs from the pre-dynastic period of ancient Egypt. This design is based on a Naqada II (Gerzean) pot and is realised in irid amber Bullseye glass.

The soap dish measures approximately 130mm x 73mm. The iridised effect is subtle and very difficult to show in photographs. It ranges from gold to a reddish purple-blue effect. The design is topped with clear glass and so cannot wear off.

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Fused glass dish "At the Desert's Edge", handmade by me by first sieving and fusing powdered frit onto clear Bullseye glass to form the background, then adding the palm tree and camel, fusing again, topping with plain glass and a yellow sun and fusing for a third time.   Finally the dish was slumped into a square dish shape.  All operations were carried out in my digitally-controlled kiln.

The dish is approximately 150mm square and is food-safe because of the clear glass top layer.

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A pair of small (7.5cm square) fused glass coasters or candle stands, hand cut from Bullseye glass, painted with Glassline pens and fired in my digitally-controlled kiln. The images are based on two lions in the "Papyrus of Ani" from 19th Dynasty Thebes in Egypt and represent "yesterday" and "tomorrow".

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