A good friend and recent guest at The Captain’s Manor Inn took a drive over to the Sydenstricker Glass Gallery in Brewster, Cape Cod to add to her collection. Lucky us she brought us a beautiful piece from the gallery that is pictured below. The colors and shape of the glass dish is exquisite.
For some history, in the mid 1960’s Bill Sydenstricker developed a new craft that was inspired by research he conducted while at MIT on early Egyptian art. This new glass design process involves taking two sheets of glass cut to fit a mold made of high fire terra cotta clay and the first sheet is decorated by sifting powdered colored glass through a stencil. The stencil is then removed and the second sheet of glass is placed over the decorated first piece. Then both are placed on a mold and put into a 1500 degree kiln for hours where the two pieces of glass fuse and lock in the colored design.
- Sydenstryker Glass Plate