Cloisonne Enameled Mandarin Ducks Finished

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I have to confess Iv been watching the progression of your pieces and knew I was completely oblivious to your process or its complexity but was sure there was something special going on. Well Sir down the rabbit hole I just slipped and Ill have to say very very interesting and admirable undertakings for one to practice. The world could all too easily lose such an ancient and noble form of art. You have my gratitude and respect, very beautiful specimens you have there. Have a great day BB.
 

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Thankyou ByrnBucks much appreciated and written so thoughtfully and eloquently! I boldly acknowledge your remarks!
 

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i like the colors. can you show it in a full profile ? what is the size ?
 

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just out of curiosity are you firing this then stoning it to make the wires show threw the glass or do the wires actually come to the surface. again amazing!!!!
 

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Tortlieb largely firing the base enamels first and then adding the cloisonne wires, building up multiple layers of enamels up to the top of the wires, and then stoning in the final stages, which may require refiring, refining colors along the way, and delicately avoiding over-stoning the fine delicate wires, and avoiding burnout of the wires due to overheating. There are numerous hours required to do this often tedious process, with many evolving aesthetic decisions, design adjustments along the way. Patience, perseverance, and a long term vision and passion are required to endure to the end of all these steps and processes. There are many opportunities for failure along the way after investing all this time and energy!
 

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my hats off to you sir!!!! my father told me of this incredibly long and minute details of getting a hair line to show thru in the end is a great effect. thank you for showing this
 

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