|Project by Dan'um Style||posted 09-16-2009 02:19 AM||5542 views||7 times favorited||18 comments|
titled: Green Scarab
Artist’s always sell there best work. This one is FOR SALE.
I made a pair of these. The other is even more knarley . Will post it in a few weeks after this one has worn off >grin<
Framed stoneware scarab tile in green bronze finish.
Quartersawn white oak with Honduran Mahogany details
Finish dark oak dye stain, mahogany oil stain and buttonlac shellac followed by walnut paste wax.
All my tiles start as mahogany relief woodcarvings,then … made into plaster molds, pressed stoneware clay and kiln fired to 2375
Highly textured forest green finish over fired in stoneware impregnated with ground glass. Tile has been acid and liver of sulfer patinated with iron, bronze and copper metal coatings. Bronze acid patina finish is produced similar to “David Marks” DIY techniques . I use a combination of materials but a good place to start is /:http://www.sculptnouveau.com.
All works of quality must bear a price in proportion to the skill, time expense and risk attending to their invention and manufacture. Those things called dear, are, when justly estimated, the cheapest. They are attended with much less profit to the artist then those things which everybody calls cheap.
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