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Walnut finish decorative stand small by Clare Mackie Ne’Qwa, in the Mandarin language, is the term for this centuries-old artistic tradition of reverse painting on the inside of glass. This technique creates a brilliance and luster that is not attainable with standard painting methods. Through a small opening in each ornament, the artist uses delicate brush strokes to hand-paint on the inside of mouth-blown glass. From outlining to shading to color application, all work is painstakingly done in freehand. The Art work was originally created by Clare Mackie.
Clare Mackie was born and brought up in the Scottish countryside surrounded by animals and insects. Her passion for the natural world stems from these roots and her parents' acclaimed garden. After 5 years at art school in Edinburgh she headed south to London where she carved out a successful career in illustration, working for clients as varied as Chanel, IBM, Tatler, Harpers and Queen, The New Yorker, Trish McEvoy, Macallan Whisky, Harvey Nichols, BBC...etc. In 2003 she started her own greeting card publishing company which attracted the attentions of businesses from the UK and US wishing to license her work. These companies have kept her busy and 2006 will bring the launch of many diverse products, please keep an eye on www.claremackie.com to keep abreast.