Bottle Bird plates
By now, everyone on the planet has seen the ubiquitous slumped bottle/cheese plate.
I’ve added a Costa Rican tropical bird to each one, most of which I’ve seen here in Samara.
First step is to melt the lichor bottles to a full fuse, about 1535F in my kiln.
Then I add high temperature paint and powdered glass to create the bird. It’s a little tricky because the Marigold looks white and the Apple Green looks blue. Glass is made from minerals that change when heated, not pigments like paint.
That bird gets fired a second time to a tac fuse, about 1335F.
The powdered glass adheres to the bottle but it doesn’t become completely fused.
Then I add more powdered glass to intensify the colors. There’s that sneaky Apple Green on his beak.
Then the bottles are fired a third time, to a full fuse again.
And voila! Ready to party.
These Bottle Birds will be on display and for sale at Samara Organics next week.
Let me know which birds I should do next.