This listing is for ONE unique fused glass drinks coaster. There is a choice of 4 styles, all made from Opal Art fusing glass which features swirling patterns of striking colour.
1. Strawberries and cream - red and creamy white swirls
2. Turquoise swirl with glittery highlights
3. Liquorice - striking black and white
4. Cascadia- pale blue swirls
At approximately 10cm x 10cm/ 4” x4” in size and 6mm thick, these colourful coasters are the ideal size for placing underneath a mug of tea, a glass of wine or a pint of beer. They are a great addition to a dining or coffee table, and make perfect gifts for a wine, beer, coffee or tea lover. Alongside brightening up your own home, coasters are an ideal and original gift for a birthday, housewarming, wedding anniversary, thank you, Mother's Day or Fathers Day.
Each coaster is handmade by myself by fusing together clear and opaque specialised fusing glass. Each sheet of the opaque glass is unique due to differences in the wispy swirling patterns so no 2 coasters will ever be the same. I fire the coasters in a kiln heated to around 800C and allowed to cool very slowly to prevent the glass cracking. Placing clear glass on top of the bottom coloured layer gives a shiny, glossy finish and trapped air sometimes adds attractive bubbles to the finished item.
Glass coasters are stronger and more robust than traditional cork drinking coasters and will not stain or wear out. Although not dishwasher-guaranteed they can be cleaned easily with a cloth and glass cleaner, furniture polish or warm soapy water. Bumper stops are attached underneath each corner to protect furniture. As they are made of glass, coasters will be securely packaged in bubble wrap and reinforced cardboard before being shipped.