Zap Black and White Platter
By Nicholas Collins
50 cm x 50 cm x 8 cm deep
Zap platters are produced using cutting edge manufacturing technology, taking over five hours on a waterjet cutter to cut the individual zigzags needed to create this design.
Each individual shape is cut from sheets of opaque white and black glass. Once both sheets of glass are cut, they are cleaned by hand and are laid into the design onto a ceramic kiln shelf. The zigzag shape pieces are then fused together at temperatures of around 800°C.
Once fused together, the tile is cut and then cold worked by hand where the edge of the glass is polished to create a soft edge. The tile is then placed into the kiln again over a ceramic slumping mould and fired at a lower temperature around of 650°C to form the piece. At this temperature it is just hot enough to soften the glass and gravity helps bend it into its funtional form following the shape of the mould.
This piece holds the viewer's eye and attention from many viewing angles and the image seems to change as you walk around the design.
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