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GIFTWARE GALLERY - PLAQUES
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DESIGN Wall Plaques
|DESCRIPTION A selection of decorative wall plaques, that can be tied securely on to an interior or exterior wall. Strong string or wire can be threaded through t he holes on the blocks on the reverse of each piece. For extra security clear sealant can also be applied around the edges of the tile to hold the piece firmly in place. The work is water proof and frost resistant to about minus 20 degrees.
RANGE 9 Designs: bat, bee, butterfly, cockerel, dodo, dragonfly, hen, seahorse small, seahorse large
METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION First we hand carve the original and then cast the design in a high-density plaster. Liquid clay known as slip is created by us in our workshop and then poured into the moulds for 24 hours to set. Once removed carefully from the mould the plaques are then trimmed and decorated then left for a week to dry out fully before being fired in an electric kiln for a bisque firing at 1000°C. It will take another 24 hours for the kiln to cool down so that all the work can be emptied out and glazed. We make all our own stoneware glazes, which are dipped, poured, painted and sprayed on to our designs. Once glazed all the work goes back into the kiln for a second firing of up to 1260°C. This firing will fix the glaze permanently in to place and also make the piece frost proof and water-resistant. From start to finish even a small design like this light pull can take about 2 weeks to create; whilst larger pieces can take over a month to complete.
PLEASE NOTE Price includes 1st class P&P for small parcels to the UK mainland. Medium parcels go by signed for service to the UK and Europe and by Airsure service to the rest of the world. Large parcels go by private tracked and signed carrier services. Please request quote for all other areas. Discount is always given for multiple orders. The item you receive will be very similar, but not necessarily the one shown. Due to the hand-made nature of the pieces there may be slight variations in size, pattern and colour, but be reassured that we only send out the finest examples. This item maybe available for quick purchase from our Ebay and Etsy shops by clicking the links below.