Desert is a kiln formed bowl that uses transparent and opalescent glass stringers (thin glass rods) to compose geometric patterns in brown, amber, aqua, and turquoise. The underside of the bowl is clear, so this is a transparent bowl..
The technique used for this bowl is referred to as tapestry. The technique starts with patterned sheets of glass that are cut and assembled prior to placement in a kiln to melt the glass together. The edges of the flat, round disc are then coldworked by machine and by hand prior to returning to the kiln for "slumping", which gives the piece a bowl shape.
The surface of the bowl has a soft, matte finish, which is achieved by coldworking. The dimensions are 15.5 inches diameter and 1.75 inches high.