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LIULI Crystal Fish and Lotus Leaves, Precious Harmony

$1,050.00

The Collection: A Window into Zhuangzi's World

Design Description:

Rendered in liuli crystal, leaves and fish become stars of the show, complimenting each other. Lotus leaves symbolize harmony, goldfish means abundance and good luck, this design creates an elegant movement of pure beauty in life. Two fish are presented in negative carving, but the polished surface on lotus leaves is used to show their movement and expression in the water. The process of sculpting is particularly complicated. The sculpture of the fish and the positioning need to be done prior to the prototype, then join two fish sculptures on the prototype with reiteration on the details of the junction being smooth and organic.

作品中的金魚兩兩相對,荷葉在傳統文化意象裡,常有“和美”的和諧之意。透過琉璃材質的透明表現,荷葉和金魚成為了一個舞臺上的瞬間定格,既有前景的演員,又有襯托的舞美場景。

金魚用陰刻呈現,但用荷葉的拋光面展現魚優游水中的姿態,工序雕塑時的技法工序特別複雜,用立體雕塑與定位後,再將石膏模鑲嵌到整體的原型。為了確保魚與荷葉呈現流暢的線條,需要反覆翻模圓形,確認整體雕塑細節忠於設計概念。

Precious Harmony

Limpid pool brimming forth,
lotus half obscured.
Between reality and illusion
swim with glee
in the spring breeze.

Hearts in harmony.
Beauty in sincerity.

金玉和合

滿塘水
半天荷
虛實之間
游在春風得意裡

同心對對
誠成至美

Item No.:

PEF181.ADA 

Size:

9.8”L x 3.93”D x 7.8"H inches

Material:

Crystal Glass

Limited Edition:

2800 (Worldwide)

Technique:

Pate de Verre

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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