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Crystal Flower, Hibiscus Bloom, Happiness in Bloom

$4,200.00

The Collection: Flower SculpturesA Peaceful Existence

Design Concept:

The crystal hibiscus flower sculpted here possesses an unique personality. Achieved through the techinique of pate-de-verre and twice-firing, this design is one of the most challenging pieces because the petals are large and layered, and each step in the process needs extra efforts to secure. For example, in the refining wax form, every micro inch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty and they require tens of injection points for liuli ingredients for exact color placement. Because the hibiscus flower is one of only a few that bloom in late fall—when many flowers wilt—the Chinese have long since admired the survivor for its conviction.  As if guided by the chilling autumn draft, the petals of this flower remain uplifted—fearlessly radiating its colors when all others have faded.  And for that, the glass hibiscus flower immortalizes the flower’s beauty, a quality of resilience and courage. View the self through flowers, view the world through a vase. Through the noble hibiscus, we are shown the will of our convictions. 

概念設計說明:

水晶琉璃芙蓉,脫蠟鑄造技法手工製成,花瓣層疊構成與定色,繁複細緻的造型,成為脫臘製模與翻模上最大的挑戰。花瓣既大又多,使得包覆矽膠膜的時候,極講究厚度與深度,尚需加上一層「卡膜」,預防花瓣斷裂,再依花瓣的數量,一朵朵製模,可達十幾層。拆模時更得仔細,力量稍大,就可能完全毀壞,得重頭開始,修臘也因為花瓣數量太多,原料注口達幾十個,極為耗費工。木芙蓉盛開於十月至一月,這時百花凋謝,它卻傲霜綻放,故白居易詩曰:「莫怕秋無伴愁物,水蓮花盡木蓮開」,因此它的花語有高潔之士、純潔之意,因其層疊的碩大花瓣與繽紛色彩,有豐碩圓滿與美好的祝願,作品將盛滿的花瓣以寫意的方式,綻放如風起搖曳,使形態豔麗可人。以花觀己,以瓶觀世界,從作品芙蓉的高潔,看見原則的堅定。

Happiness in Bloom

A wish
for the sun to shine on you every day.
A wish
for every moment to be joyous.
A wish
for all that is seen and heard
to be full of good
and for that to stay forever within you.

好花大開人間喜


每天都面對陽光

時時刻刻綻放笑顏

看到 盡是美好
聽到 盡是美好
滿滿收藏

Item No.:

PCG090.ADAEJ

Size:

12.01"L x 11.81"D x 16.46"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Technique:

Pate de Verre

Limited Edition:

500 pieces (Worldwide)

* Note: As the art pieces are individually hand-made, the color and dimensions will vary slightly.

Exquisite LIULI Gift Bags

Packaging Award by Germany's iF Design Award

Every art pieces comes with the gift-ready packaging including gift box & bag, product's description card, greeting card, and authentic certificate*.

* Authentic certificate only comes with most art pieces at the valued of $500 and more, which include the signature of the artist, product detail, and the edition number (if applied).

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Artist/Founder Loretta H. Yang leads a team of experienced artisans to create arts that honor the richness of cultural heritage and value.

Step No. 1: Design and sculpting

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Step 2 of the process involves coating our original clay sculpture in silicone. Layer after layer (3 to 7 layers) is fastidiously coated to produce a negative mold, a crucial step in capturing the prevision of the sculpture. Each layer must dry completely before additional layer is applied, thickness must be uniform to prevent leakage of wax. Once complete, the clay is removed to reveal a negative silicone mold.

Step No. 2: Silicone molding

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Pour molten wax into the negative silicone mold.

Step No. 3: Infusion of molten wax. Fill wax into a negative mold.

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Once wax has solidified and cooled, release the wax form by carefully peeling back the silicone mold. Like a butterfly molting, the silicon is shed to reveal a positive wax form.

Step No. 4: Shedding of silicon mold to obtain the wax form

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A careful refinement of the wax sculpture. Because every microinch and subtlety plays its own role in the grand scheme of beauty. Our artists refine the wax mold to its final perfection.

Step No. 5: Wax form refinement; removing imperfections

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The wax mold is placed on a wooden plank in a metal container and plaster is poured and solidified. Embedding wax form with fire-resistant plaster.

Step No. 6: Coating the wax sculpture with plaster to form a refractory mold

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Wax is steamed out of the plaster under high heat yielding a negative plaster mold.

Step No. 7: Removal of wax with steam—the essence of the “lost-wax” process

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Liuli ingredients are created through unique firing and processing of glass. Color and size appropriate pieces are placed within the plaster and fired.

Step No 8: Choosing color; kiln firing

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Fire and melt. Under intense heat, a new vision of transparency and clarity is born.

Step No. 9: Re-firing at 1,400 degrees Celsius

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Extreme patience and care are necessary when removing the plaster to prevent damage.

Step No. 10: Removal of plaster mold

When the art pieces emerge, our masters step in to carefully chip away the plaster mold. Like excavating fragile archaeological relics, one false move and you're left with broken shards.

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First comes die-cutting - smoothing the crystal down to the last microinch. Rough polish, removal of excess support, refinement and fine surface polish with a high-speed fabric wheel.

Step No. 11: Retouching of details; burnishing and polishing

Our artist refines and re-polishes each and every detail yet again.

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An etched number on the base of each piece indicates its limited edition and reminds us to never stop creating. After the engraving - an official LIULI artwork is born.

Step No.12: Final inspection; etching of serial number; packaging