“Cross” Decorative Champlevé Plate


Champlevé vessel with patinated metal reserve.  The Champlevé technique requires precision hand inlay of opaque vitreous enamel glass slurries into cells that are acid etched in heavy gauge metal substrate.  The vivid, luminous pools of glass are achieved over many days of sequential, exactly timed kiln firings at approximately 1500 deg F. 


The "Cross" decorative plate design was developed by enamelist Barry Wechsler in the course of reflections on the contextual poetry of Jesus and the intrinsic gospel of personal redemption. 


The vessel is heavy gauge copper and serves well as a decorative plate or meditation vessel.  The surrounding metal reserve has a rich, medium brown patina, accenting the white, yellow and green of the glass inlay.  The plate is sold with a black steel stand, total height 17 in.


Each work is hand crafted, modeled after that shown and bearing unique, subtle differences.  Each work bears the original hallmark of ultraWAVE Art Metal Studio.