The Caterpillar

CATERPILLAR:
PORCELAIN NIGHTLIGHT

The photo simply cannot convey how lovely this item is. Remarkably detailed and truly elegant; a tasteful addition to any room and a wonderful gift item. Lovingly made by master craftsmen; this is what they say about their work:

"Lithophanes were conceived in 1827, when it was discovered that a remarkable three dimensional image could be produced by shining light through a carving of varied thicknesses in porcelain. These beautiful transparencies are achieved by first carving the image into beeswax. The translucency of the wax allows the artist to see the result of his labor as he works. A plaster casting is taken from this masterwork, then a fine porcelain paste is pressed into this mold. After drying, the panels are kiln fired to 2300 degrees, to achieve their extreme density and amazing translucency. Over half do not survive this process; a testimony to the difficulty of this technique. We are dedicated to the preservation and continuation of this most unusual art form."

$23.00

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Bad Monkey Productions at http://www.daviddelamare.com
Artwork copyright David Delamare, 2009. Photo copyright The Porcelain Garden, 2009.