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Burnt Ash, Ash Plaster: A Beautiful, Unconventional Material

Why we use Burnt Ash

Care Guide

  • A downloadable care guide is available on its product page for all designs featuring our burnt ash material.

Inspiration

  • During our research of the preserved city of Pompeii, we found inspiration to start using burnt ash. The city had been covered by volcanic ash from an eruption, and this inspired us to search for a unique material to use in our designs. Our aim was to create conversation-starting designs whose inspiration origin would easily be known to have come from the ancient city of Pompeii.

Ashes

  • Below are the two types of ashes you will see within our products. Further down in this guide, you may find a table that explains what each of these materials consists of.​​​

  • Burnt Ash

  • Ash Plaster

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

History

In 79 CE, the city of Pompeii gained notoriety when it was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. The eruption resulted in the city being buried under 19 feet of ash and volcanic debris. The city was preserved for centuries due to its rapid burial, and its ruins were discovered in the late 16th century.

After wood is burned, a powdery substance known as wood ash remains. It can be produced from burning wood in a fireplace, bonfire, or an industrial power plant. The ash is mainly made up of calcium compounds and other non-combustible trace elements that were present in the wood. Over time, it has been utilized for many different purposes such as having a rich history of use in the arts, particularly in pottery and mixed-media art.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

SITE: https://www.britannica.com/place/Pompeii      //     https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_ash

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Burnt Ash

Application

Our burnt ash is applied directly onto the surface of the mirror glass. The shape is unique to the artist's hand and may differ from piece to piece.

Finish

Matte, Thin, Flat Texture

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