Hand-cut, kiln-formed glass Pilchards hand painted with oxides, and vitreous enamels in a framed shadow box.
Out of stock.
36 cm Square shadow box.
This piece contains 3 Pilchards.
Troyl is a colloquial Cornish word meaning a barn-dance, a social evening of dance, music and song.
Speaking of social life associated with the fish cellars in Newquay in the late 19th century, Edward Veale related that 'A dance or ‘troil ... always terminated the Pilchard season. This was a feast for those connected with the cellars, each cellar having its own troil. Such events occurred on the completion of a particularly successful catch or at the end of the pilchard season.
Inspired by the local coastline and fish native to our cornish shores, this series of framed fish pictures captures the essence of the sea.
Every framed picture is completely original and unique down to the processes involved in hand crafting these shimmering fish.
Each fish is hand-cut from sheet glass, hand painted with vitrious enamels and micas, and is then fired over 800 degrees in a specialised glass kiln to fuse the glass. These fish are then mounted within a bespoke shadow box frame designed to allow light to catch their shimmering mica bodies.