This "Rippled Petals" bowl illustrates the depth and interesting effects that can be achieved in glass fusing. Note the pebbly effect, some of which can be seen through cut glass pieces, and the interaction among the larger pieces of ground glass, called frit. To create this one-of-a-kind bowl, Mary Ann assembled various sizes of frit and cut glass on a 10.75" diameter clear glass disc. Next we placed the assembly in a kiln and through carefully controlled heating to about 1500 degrees F, melted the glass together. Control of glass cool-down and restabilization is equally important. After the newly fused glass was fully cooled and cleaned, we returned it to the kiln and heated it enough for the softened glass to slump into a mold. The second heat process also produced an unusual rippled effect on the top surface of the bowl, a nice complement to the petal shapes in the design but one that is not easily reproducible. This colorful bowl is about 1.75" deep, a perfect size for serving vegetables or fruit or for one diner's pasta. It is but one example of fused dishes that we produce, all as functional as they are beautiful.