Our new range of coloured silver leaf is now available on our website. From standard to light resistant, marbled to oxidised, the colours and styles suit many different types of work. The above bowls were created by Lenore Zavitz of Moth and Mirror and showcase the stunning and vibrant colours of the leaf. Lenore’s aim is to team the organic material, representing the moth with the contrasting sharp jewel-like effect of the coloured leaf, representing the mirror. The process of creating pure coloured silver leaf involves taking pure silver leaf and then dying and coating it with a plastic resin on both sides to create a vibrant leaf with the brightness of silver in a myriad of gorgeous, jewel-like colours. Coloured silver leaf is most often used in artistic applications; it can be used in paintings or other artworks, for wall coverings and is especially popular due to its eye catching finish in glass gilding.
Emma Peascod demonstrates the use of coloured silver leaf in glass gilding with this beautiful piece from her “Skin and Stones” Verre Eglomise Collection. The standard size is 109 millimetres with a thickness ranging from 0.5 to 3 microns. It can be found for purchase on our website here in a very wide range of colours and finishes. Below are some artworks created by clients illustrating the variations of application for this product range. It is a fairly experimental product and although traditionally used for the decoration of Kimonos in Japan, artists and designers are pushing the boundaries and finding lots of interesting applications.
Alexandra Spyratos draws inspiration from her background and incorporates coloured silver into her African wildlife inspired pieces resulting in beautiful bold pieces. Her dynamic combination of fluorescent materials and coloured leaf adds dimension to her pieces. Coloured silver leaf is versatile and can be used across many mediums.
Black oxidised leaf used in interior decorating.
Using coloured silver leaf in Kimonos has stretched back years and years and is an integral part in the traditional process.
And last but not least….Sarah Scotchman’s beautiful collection featuring our coloured silver leaf.
Although we’ve previously done a separate blog detailing Sarah’s work we love her work so much we couldn’t leave her out. Sarah’s collection uses the coloured silver leaf to highlight the elegance of the female form, and was recently featured in the Turner Barnes Gallery Exhibition.