This small bowl features a Japanese good luck Daruma Doll screen printed in red enamel onto opaque cyan blue glass, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. Glass is then cold worked, returned to the kiln to drape into final shape at about 1250 degrees. Daruma dolls are typically paper mache, and purchased on New Year's Day at Buddhist temples. When purchased, the figure's eyes are both blank. One chooses their goal or wish and paints in one of the figure's two eyes. Once the desired goal is achieved, the second eye is filled in. Daruma is closely associated with a beloved Japanese proverb, Nana korobi yaoki, which states, “Fall down seven times, get up eight”.
This dish is screen printed, kiln formed glass, 5" round and about 2" high. The bottom disc of glass is cut a little larger to create a lip of color at the top edge. Because the pieces are draped over a stainless steel mold, the inside is slightly matte, creating a nice contrast with the super shiny outside. Small bowls are great for fruit, olive or nut bowls, salsas and dips, hold small trinkets and make cute decorative accents. They are food safe and we recommend hand washing, though they can go in the dishwasher (we like the China cycle for glass).
This design is part of a series and has other matching housewares! This comes packed in colorful tissue, please let us know if you need a gift box.
Would you like it printed in different colors for just $5 more? No problem, just select and order "custom print" from the custom menu and include your color choices with the order in the comments field. Please allow about 2 extra weeks to make.