There is something truly enchanting about the beauty of butterflies. It is perhaps the combination of the delicacy of their gossamer wings combined with the vividness of their colours that makes them one of the wonders of the natural world. It may also be the way in which they move, flitting into view for a few moments, then gone, a glimpse of something magical.
To capture something as delicate and ephemeral as a pair of butterflies in a medium as solid and enduring as fine bone china therefore presents a particular challenge to the ceramic artist. For those who are capable of rising to the challenge, the inherent properties of fine ceramics offer possibilities beyond the reach of other forms of art.
To create this image, our artists use not only a carefully selected palette of ceramic colours, both bright and subtle, but also a variety of specialist lustres that bring those colours even more vividly to life. The translucency of the colours, combined with the delicate glaze of the plaque and enhanced with the lustres, means that this plaque sparkles in the light almost like the butterflies themselves, so much so that you may almost believe that you have seen them flutter their iridescent wings. Yet, unlike the delicate butterflies, these colours will never lose their brightness.
Each plaque is framed to complement the image and presented in a hand-made, silk-lined box. As a finishing touch, the plaque can also be personalised with a message of your choice on the reverse.
Plaque Height: 270mm (including frame as shown)
Plaque Width : 220mm