Elise Valdorcia, who now lives in Provence.
From reading about Elise, I know she creates some of the forms herself using cartapesta, a particular form of papier-mache. She also uses polychrome, gold leaf, paper, wax, linen, glass and plaster. Beyond that, all I know is that her artwork on furniture and furnishings is impeccable.
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This Victorian-era finial is from an exterior fence post. It's large and substantial, at about a foot tall. I've attached its own 8-inch-square handmade base painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® deep olive. Both the finial and base are finished with her clear wax for a deepened patina. The antique finial still has its heavily weathered, cracked original white paint that emphasizes its age and endurance. This is a rare architectural element that makes an impressive display item for a shelf or table-top display. Available in my Etsy shop.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
This finial likely was part of a tallcase clock's ornamentation. It is five inches tall and has a 2-inch base in a moderately deep shade of pink. The finial has its original white paint, chipped here and there from years of display. Price $22.