Debbie Farnaby

Shellac is a resin secreted by the female lac bug on trees in the forests of India and Thailand. It is farmed and harvested with no harm coming to the bugs themselves. It is processed and sold as dry flakes which are then dissolved in alcohol to make liquid shellac which is used as a brush-on colourant, food glaze and wood finish – it is the primary element in French polish wood finishes. it functions as a tough natural primer, sanding sealant and high gloss varnish and is great at sealing out moisture.

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Fired clay wax finish
R1 800

For fired ceramics, shellac provides a protective cold finish to the piece and dissolving stains and oxides in the shellac and wax components can provide a range of interesting patinas to the finished piece.

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Fired clay with shellac finish
R2 100

To apply shellac, dissolve the flakes in alcohol overnight and then strain to remove any remaining debris. Add the chosen stains and oxides to the liquid shellac and apply to the piece using a paintbrush. It is better to do multiple thin coats as opposed to a single thick coat and this also provides more depth and variation to the patina. Once the shellac is completely dry, dissolve the wax in mineral turpentine. You can add whatever oxides or stains you want to the wax and stipple this onto the piece using a paintbrush. Once the wax had dried you buff and polish the piece. The wax pushes back the natural gloss of the shellac and allows the colours embedded in the shellac and wax to blend.

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Fired clay with shellac finish
R2 700

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The Winds of Change – group exhibition is Open to View!

Bright street Gallery’s latest group exhibition features an eclectic mix of Paintings and complementing Sculptural Ceramics inspired by the Winds of Change theme.

Participating Artists paintings: Anni Angus, Jane Barnes, Lily Brannon, Maritza Breitenbach, Belita Burger, Norman Field, William Olivier, Anneke Potgieter, Jalaun Schultz, Charme Southey, Aiden Taillard, Linda du Toit, Bert Touwen, Diane White, Marion Langton

Participating Artists Ceramics: Anja Appy, Lorraine Sykes, Samarie Smith-Meletiou, Jeanine Bourgonje, Debbie Farnaby, Evette Kruger, Helen Wiggin, Ruby Tinelli, Bronwyn Lewis

This exhibition is open to view until the end of April 2022.

Gallery hours:

Tuesday – Friday: 10 am – 4pm

Saturday: 9 am – 12:30 pm

Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130

Out of the BLUE: A sea of colour & texture

The Out of the BLUE group exhibition featuring Sculptural Ceramics by the students of The Potters Place is currently open to view at Bright Street Gallery.

This exhibition offers a wonderful selection of Paintings and Ceramic work. It truly is a sea of colour and texture. Whether you are an art enthusiast, an artist, an art collector or looking for unique gifts this season. Don’t miss this exhibition!

Participating artist – Painting:

Chris Butters, Belita Burger, Cath Duncan, Karla Duterloo, Vernon Fourie, Erna Groenewald, Norman Field, Ankia Joubert, Grant Netherlands, William Olivier, Michelle Oosthuizen, Anneke Potgieter,  Hanli Theron, Bert Touwen, and Di White

Participating Artists – Sculptural Ceramics:

Anja Appy, Petra Derksen, Jeanine Dickson, Debbie Hulme, Bronwyn Lewis, Renata Jerling, Cynthia Slattery, Lorraine Sykes, and Julie Willis.

The Exhibition is open to view until the 5th of March 2022.

Gallery hours:
Tuesday to Friday 10h00 – 15h45
Saturday 09h00 – 12h30

For more info:

Email: brightstreetgallery@gmail.com or visit www.brightstreetgallery.com
(+27) 21 851 2520
33 Bright Street, Somerset West, 7130
 

All safety protocols remain in place including social distancing, wearing of masks and sanitising on entry.