Daum Pate De Verre dish

 

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Pate de verre is another form of kiln casting and literally translated means glass paste. In this process, finely crushed sugar like glass is mixed with a binding material, such as a mixture of gum arabic and water, and often with colourants and enamels. The resultant paste is applied to the inner surface of a negative mould forming a coating. After the coated mould is fired at the appropriate temperature the glass is fused creating a hollow object that can have thick or thin walls depending on the thickness of the pate de verre layers.
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