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                                        from my Night series, a range using black and white glazes together embracing both satin and glossy. Greek for ‘Black’ or ‘Dark’, the name reflects the satin smoothness of the black glaze with the pinpricks of starlight emphasised by the platinum beads.  The shape of the shoes is very Rococo, a style of art and ornament associated with the excesses of French High Society and Louis XV reign.  During this time trimmings on clothes and shoes were elaborate and costly. The shoes have the Louis heel, spayed at the base and waisted and have ornate mother of pearl ribbon bows on the elongated toes. Dark braiding edges parts of the shoe which are decorated with impressed patterns of flowers which were themes from this era.  

You can see the making of this shoe on the About The Art page.