Yes, I know, I am not Greek Orthodox, nor am I from any of the countries that observe Orthodox Easter. But, since we were traveling last Sunday, we had our Easter celebration today. And, since Easter is a celebration of Christ’s resurrection, shouldn’t we celebrate every day of the year!
He is risen indeed. Ἀληθῶς ἀνέστη!
Prior to leaving for Spring Break, I spent some time making an Easter plate for my kitchen plate holder. I think it turned out really well.
The creation of this plate involved several steps:
- Base of plate
- Bottom glass – clear layer of glass measuring just under 7″ square
- Top glass – medium blue outer border 1/2″ wide, green noodle (standing on edge) and varied sized pieces of variety of transparent blue glass in a patchwork pattern
- Light amber glass cut in 5/8″ strips to make the base of the cross
- 7″ square stainless steel form, lined with shelf paper
- Full fused
- Pieces of purple transparent medium frit to make grapes full fused (visible on the right side of the stainless steel form in the photo above)
- Green noodles and stringer, bent by holding the glass in the flame of a soldering torch
- Dove and dove wing cut from thin iridescent white glass
- Leaves cut from thin green glass
- Cross cut from dark amber glass, slumped over 1/8″ fiber paper to be able to “weave” the glass
- Cross, dove, vines and grapes place onto base glass and light contour fused to the plate
- Slump in a plate mold.