Two stalks of bamboo captured in an intermediate sized glass plate.
"Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind." - Bruce Lee
It is the flexibility and strength of the bamboo plant that made it the source of many bridges and elevated walkways for centuries. Writings referencing bamboo bridges as far back as the 3rd century BC describe the long standing structures. At the present time, America & France have endorsed & certified the construction of homes created completely out of bamboo as earthquake and cyclone resistant. We would like to think the imagery in our plate acknowledges the value of being both pliable and robust and a nice addition to your home decor.
The repurposed glass was hand-trimmed to 8.0" x 8.0" prior to firing. From window to artwork takes 12 to 24 hours of handwork and kiln time.
PLEASE NOTE: Each artwork creation will be unique - not an exact duplication of the image posted since they are crafted by hand in window glass using similar sized bamboo art. What will be the same is the level of beauty & the design, the attention to detail and the pleasure of how our glass feels in your hands. Please feel free to email us to ask for a photo or two of the plates we have in stock - we will get back to you as soon as possible.
SALAD PLATE: Ideally sized for a distinctive salad or luncheon plate, this handcrafted artwork is perfect for sitting on a tabletop as a subtle and tasteful nod to your style. Pair it with a linen napkin or a stoneware charger or cuttings from your garden and let the light make magic in the embossed design. The plates are carefully packed in a sturdy, earth-friendly gift box before shipping.