Milwaukee "Wisconsin Gas Building" Catch-all

$ 27.50

Fused glass catch-all dishes featuring your favorite city landmarks - part of an ever growing series!

This catch-all features the Wisconsin Gas Building, located in downtown Milwaukee, and it's iconic weather-predicting flame.  The flame, made of glass and shaped as a natural gas flame, is 21 feet tall, weighs four tons and serves as a weather beacon. The color indicates what the next day's weather will be like - "When the flame is red, it's warm weather ahead. When the flame is gold, watch out for cold. When the flame is blue, there's no change in view. When there's agitation, expect precipitation."  I screen printed the image in ochre and blue enamels onto dark transparent gray glass, with a 1/4" coordinating strip of transparent amber glass, then fused it in a kiln to about 1400 degrees. The piece was then cold worked on a glass saw and/or grinder, then returned to the kiln to slump into it's final shape.

It is screen printed, kiln formed glass, 4.5" square and slumped into a sushi-style mold making it about 3/4" high at the corners. Catch-alls are great for tossing your coins and keys into, hold rings and earrings, candles, soap, make cute appetizer plates, spoon rests or decorative accents. They are food safe and we recommend hand washing, though they can go in the dishwasher.

This design is part of a series and has other matching housewares!  It comes packed in colorful tissue and gift box, ready for wrapping. This particular design is made-to-order, please allow an additional 2-3 weeks to make and ship.

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