Encaustic Wall Mounts and Bowls by Gera Scott Chandler
Gera's encaustic pieces are made with beeswax, damar resin, paint, inks and assorted inclusions. Treat this creation as you would any fine craft piece. It is not intended to be used for culinary purposes. Store at room temperatures. Avoid direct sunlight and temperature extremes as wax will melt at 150F/65C. During the first 6-12 months as the wax cures, an encaustic surface may develop a dusty effect called "bloom". This may be buffed away with a soft lint-free cloth. If the original sheen has become dull over time, it can be brought back by repeating the buffing process.
Gera Scott Chandler has lived on the west coast of Canada all her life and her work is deeply affected by the colours and textures of her environment. Gera is happiest when she is “mixing media” and has worked extensively with paper and book arts, basketmaking and polymer clay. She is currently combining paper mache and wax with her new encaustic bowls, platters and wall hangings. Gera has been a full-time artisan since 1997 and her work is in collections in Canada, the USA, Europe, Australia and Japan. She has been involved in juried shows including Sooke Fine Arts, Sidney Fine Arts and The International Polymer Clay Association’s Progress and Possibilities Exhibition in Baltimore as well as juried shows presented by the Island Artisans Association.