Okay, I know it's silly. But also fun. :) People will see this on your shelf and do a double-take! Glass sunny side up Fried Egg sculpture, good enough to fool the eye. Makes a great conversation piece or a gift for your favorite cook.
This style of glass Fried Egg is about half cooked, complete with bubbles and crispy edges. There's still some shiny clear stuff around the yolk. The black pepper bits are raised above the surface, but none of the edges are sharp. The back is smooth. Each sculpture is the size of a real fried egg - about 5 inches long, 4 inches wide and just under 3/4 inch thick in the middle. Each weighs about 4.5oz (130 grams). Every sculpture is completely unique and is signed and dated. Almost nothing in nature is perfectly round, smooth or even, so I deliberately avoid making my glass food sculptures too perfect. I put on splotches and speckles, make them lopsided, and add other imperfections so that each egg is unique. This makes them look much more "real".
I make each of these glass fried eggs individually using a free-hand method, so no two are ever the same. Though the process takes many steps, it allows me to make some eggs that look as though they are more cooked, with lighter colored, flatter yolks. I can make others that look less cooked because their yolks are higher, are more orange in color, and have more uncooked clear albumin around the yolk. If you'd like a glass fried egg that's different from what you see above, just email me and I'll make it for you.
Image by Elizabeth Johnson, June 8, 2014
Elizabeth Johnson Art Glass, LLC