Lua (2021)

Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras
Lua (2021) by Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a unique handmade bowl fashioned from Portuguese cork oak bark, gilded with platinum, and painted with historical pigments. Wholly redefining the interior of the vessel, Pedro allows nature and imagination to exist harmoniously within this unique artwork. The Ecclesiastical Purple paint, mixed by Pedro himself, was originally developed for the walls of the Holbein Chamber at Horace Walpole’s villa in Twickenham (and recreated here using modern materials) derives from a mix of two pigments; Blue Verditer and Cochineal. Lua is the Portuguese word for the Moon, chosen for this piece as it perfectly captures the serene chromatic combination, which also reminds the artist of a very still moon crate. This beautiful object is a collector's item, carefully crafted to stand the test of time.

Material: Cork, Platinum, Ecclesiastical Purple
Dimensions: Height: 12cm, Length: 39cm, Width: 35cm
Care Instructions: Dust lightly, metal rim can be cleaned with a soft damp cloth
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Lua (2021) is handmade using Portuguese cork oak bark and traditional Japanese lacquer techniques to create a vessel which truly celebrates nature, tradition and innovation. The vessel's organic shape is formed from the parts of the tree that grow over old cut branches on the tree's trunk. Ecclesiastical Purple paint (dry pigment suspended in resin) is applied to the interior, and the edge is gilt with platinum.
The Maker Pedro Da Costa Felgueiras Historic Paint Specialist - South East England

Pedro da Costa Felgueiras is a historic paint and lacquer expert based in London. He established his practice Lacquer Studios in 1995; specialising in Oriental & European lacquer as well as historic paint techniques. Having built his reputation restoring objects for museums, historic properties and private clients, more recently Pedro has turned his attention to creating artworks and furniture showcasing his heritage and the materials, methods and centuries-old traditions of paint craftsmen.