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Phyllis Marie Steinecke (nee Glenn)
D: 2018-06-16
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Steinecke (nee Glenn), Phyllis Marie
Artur-Etan Schwarz
D: 2018-06-16
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Schwarz, Artur-Etan
Ernest N. Chudyk
D: 2018-06-14
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Chudyk, Ernest N.
Orest Balaban
D: 2018-06-14
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Balaban, Orest
Maria Rino
D: 2018-06-14
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Rino, Maria
Jim William Bohnet
B: 1939-06-29
D: 2018-06-13
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Bohnet, Jim William
Ronald Bill Warawa
B: 1946-09-02
D: 2018-06-12
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Warawa, Ronald Bill
Henry Andrusiak
D: 2018-06-11
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Andrusiak, Henry
Frances Marie Hicks
D: 2018-06-11
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Hicks, Frances Marie
Geraldine LaLonde
D: 2018-06-10
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LaLonde, Geraldine
Jerzy Halat
D: 2018-06-10
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Halat, Jerzy
Anne McLaggan
D: 2018-06-10
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McLaggan, Anne
Jean Warwa
B: 1925-02-22
D: 2018-06-09
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Warwa, Jean
Arthur "Art" Bernard Bergeson
D: 2018-06-08
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Bergeson, Arthur "Art" Bernard
Rema Desjarlais
D: 2018-06-07
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Desjarlais, Rema
Darren Blake
D: 2018-06-07
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Blake, Darren
Mary Kureluk
D: 2018-06-06
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Kureluk, Mary
Peter Howard Crowley
D: 2018-06-06
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Crowley, Peter Howard
Mary Yaremcio
D: 2018-06-05
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Yaremcio, Mary
Gordon Grant McLeod
B: 1941-06-05
D: 2018-06-05
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McLeod, Gordon Grant
Mafalda Chiarello (nee Marghella)
D: 2018-06-05
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Chiarello (nee Marghella), Mafalda

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Cloisonne Urns

Cloisonne is the art of applying enamel of all colours to the surface of a copper or bronze object, which is then fired to become a bright and colourful work of art. This technique reached its perfection as a result of the efforts of Chinese artisans. Chinese cloisonne then became the standard by which to measure the quality and appraise the beauty of cloisonne worldwide. It ranks as one of China's major contributions to the world's fine arts.


Stage 1  The meticulous process begins with a gentle hammering to shape an unbreakable solid brass core.

Stage 2  An intricate design is formed using a precise copper or bronze wire netting.

Stage 3  Next, chosen colours of enamel are bonded to the core and fired in the kiln. The fire process hardens and smooths the finish to the core.

Stage 4  This step is repeated several times to enhance the beauty and durability of the design. The hand laid enamel is unique to each urn.

Stage 5  The urn is gently hand-scored and polished for a smooth surface, further exposing the fine copper or bronze wire and accentuating the overall appearance.

Stage 6  Lastly, the urn is gilded to protect the brass from rust, as well as to create a lasting and bright, shiny finish. These urns are all individually unique and of fine quality.

 

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