Maria Santos Alcantara

“Using repousee and chase techniques, I form pewter sheet into a variety of objects such as photo frames, mirrors and small boxes. I use a combination of different materials such as enamels, glass and semi precious stones on wood, aluminium or silver as a base structure. No two pieces are exactly alike as no casting or pressing is involved. Each piece has been worked individually from my own designs.”

The boxes are handcrafted from the root of the Thuya tree before being expertly French polish finished to enhance the full character of this exquisite burr.

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