D.C. Jefferson Memorial Ornament
- National Archives Store Exclusive
- Made in Oak Park, Illinois, USA
- Printed onto layers of colorful sheet glass using fine enamels
- Each is unique and one of a kind
- 2 1/2 X 2 1/2 inches
Exclusively designed for the National Archives Store, this glass ornament of the Jefferson Memorial is a wonderful keepsake and holiday decoration celebrating Thomas Jefferson, the author of the United States Declaration of Independence.
When designing the Jefferson Memorial, Architect John Russell Pope felt that Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and third President, deserved a memorial similar to the Pantheon in Rome. The beautiful memorial sits on the shore of the Potomac River Tidal Basin in our nation's capital.
Kiku fused glass is modern and distinctive artwork. Each piece is handmade by Laurie Freivogel. Each is burned onto a screen, printed onto layers of colorful sheet glass using fine enamels, then fused in a kiln to about 1400 degrees, followed by some cold work finishing and potentially another round in the kiln.