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David Smith piece

Dave Smith is a name that has become synonymous in sign-writing circles with high quality, hand crafted reverse glass signs and decorative mirrors. We visited David in 2018 in his hometown, Torquay, learned from the master craftsman himself and created this beautiful piece with him. We have used various techniques such as: Decorative Paint Effects, Brilliant Cutting to add details to letter centres and corners of panels. Abalone application, Damar Varnish textures, Split blended Shades, Gold Leaf blending in oil size and water size, Screen Printing, Pictorial painting, glazes and mica effects, acid etching. It's rare in this day and age to find someone with such a skill set.