“Dance” Decorative Champlevé Vase

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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 "Dance" decorative design engages lively shapes that convey both the real life grounding and the energy / fluidity of a person's dance through life.  It is an original design developed by enamelist Barry Wechsler.

 

The vessel is heavy gauge copper and serves well as a decorative centerpiece or functional  vase.  The surrounding metal reserve has a rich, medium brown patina, accenting the subtle beige of the glass inlay.

 

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.