Lobster Buoy Ornament
Lobster buoys are a common sight off the rocky coast of Maine. Each lobsterman’s buoys have a unique design to help him/her quickly identify where their traps are. Often, one of the buoys is displayed on the lobster boat, like a flag. The floating buoy is attached to a rope, which in turn is attached to several lobster traps which sit on the ocean bottom. If you have never seen a lobsterman pull his traps, you should make a point to do that sometime – it is very interesting and gives you a real appreciation for the hard life of a lobsterman.
I have a blast when I make the buoy ornaments because I get to play with lots of color. 🙂
Our ornaments arrive in an attractive box with a clear lid so that you can view the item. Just add a bow and you are ready to give a handcrafted gift. Each ornament is ready to hang.
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Polly & Dan have been working with glass since 2005 in their home studio in Dayton, Maine. While they both do traditional stained glass work, Polly is passionate about fusing glass.
What is fused glass?
The process begins with fusible stained glass, which is basically a special type of stained glass that can withstand the high temperatures of a kiln. The design elements are cut by hand from the various colors of glass, cleaned, and then assembled. The piece then goes into the kiln and the intense heat fuses the individual pieces of glass into one. If the fused piece is going to be shaped (like the curved Birch panels) it goes into the kiln a second time at a lower temperature and is placed on a mold. As the temperature in the kiln slowly rises the glass slumps into (or over) the mold, taking on its shape.
Designed and handcrafted in Maine by Polly and Dan Plourde
Product photo by Thomas-John Veilleux