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Carne Griffiths

Water, Air, Earth & Fire Chess Set

£16,000

GBP

Carne Griffiths is a British artist and designer who has worked in fashion, theatre, film. Specialising in painting distinctive, delicately rendered artworks using tea, alcohol and ink.

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Water, Air, Earth & Fire Chess Set

“I was so excited to create this board for Purling. Creating this set was a real labour of love, there is something very precious about holding and creating each chess piece and giving it an individual identity.” I have a love for antique items and craftsmanship which I like to pair with my other passion for spontaneity and chaos. I wanted my board and pieces to keep the beautiful elements of wood grain by staining and dyeing with tea, ink & alcohols to create each item. Carne Griffiths

Water, Air, Earth & Fire Chess Set

Using materials such as teas and alcohols I began by dip dyeing and staining the pieces in tea and ink, giving them two distinct sides which related to the four elements, Water and air or wind for one side and earth and fire for the other. The board was created by throwing liquids onto the wood and tipping the board to allow the liquids to find their random flow. I then picked out these elements by drawing on the board with fountain pen ink and in the same way continued this flow onto the hand carved pieces.

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Water, Air, Earth & Fire Chess Set

Carne Griffiths is a British artist and designer who has worked in fashion, theatre, film. Specialising in painting distinctive, delicately rendered artworks using tea, alcohol and ink.

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Specifications

Packaging DIMENSIONS

  • Height - 15cm
  • Width - 65cm
  • Length - 65cm
  • Weight - 6kg

Pieces Size

Between 5.1cm and 10.1cm

pieces

34 hand-carved, hand-painted, triple-weighted, boxwood pieces

BOard

Yes / Artist painted maple wood chess board measuring 55x55cm with tea & ink

Pieces BASE

Italian Nappa leather felt with 18 carat gold embossed with Purling logo

PACKAGing

Luxury Purling box

AUTHENTICITY

Signed, hand-painted 1 of 1

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Customised Plaque for Chess Set

£125

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