In ceramic wall painting, each sheet of metal is coated with a ceramic coating, which can withstand the heat and moisture of the ceramic surface.
In the case of a ceramic wall, this coating can be a ceramic core, which allows the ceramic wall to withstand high temperatures and low humidity.
But ceramic wall paintings are made of anodized aluminum, which is notoriously brittle and can fail in the extreme.
The ceramic core can break off and become a hazard, so many ceramic wall artists avoid it.
“The ceramic core is like a jigsaw puzzle.
If you try to cut the pieces apart, they are going to break off at the same time,” says Brian Perna, a ceramic artist and professor at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne.
“It’s a very difficult thing to do.
The only way to do it safely is to put it in a plastic bag and then seal it in there, and then use a vacuum to pull it out.”
Pernan says he learned to seal his ceramic paintings in plastic bags at age eight and to use a rubber mallet to remove the cores, which he then coated in wax and applied a coating of aluminum foil.
He’s now using a combination of the two to coat his ceramics, which make them harder to break apart and more durable.
“Ceramic painting has to be treated with a lot of care, and that’s why it’s one of the most difficult things you can do,” he says.
Pernas ceramic art is made of aluminum oxide, an alloy of iron and nickel that’s more resistant to corrosion than steel.
“Aluminum oxide is much stronger than steel, and you can’t get rid of the aluminum oxide.
That’s why you have to use it to coat the painting,” Pernans says.
You have to pay a lot for them.” “
That’s why ceramic walls are very expensive.
You have to pay a lot for them.”
Purna says he has already made about $100,000 of ceramic wall work.
He estimates that it will cost him about $2,000 per piece, though that number is a lot less than the tens of thousands that Pernabels ceramic works cost.
“There are people who have been doing ceramic art for decades,” he explains.
“They don’t think it’s worth $100 a piece, but they think it can last for thousands of years.”
Parnas work has garnered praise from both collectors and ceramic experts, including the Art Institute of Chicago.
“His work is the first to use ceramic materials in an architectural design and a decorative work,” says the museum’s curator of ceramic and wood arts, Laura H. Smith.
“I think he’s a master of the medium and his work is unique and wonderful.
It’s a beautiful thing. “
We think of ceramically painted walls as an art form.
It’s a beautiful thing.
It looks good.
It breathes life into the wall.
It makes it beautiful.
And you have a lot to love about it,” Smith adds.
But for many other collectors and art historians, Perns work is a bit of a rarity.
“Most of the people who are buying ceramic walls have never seen a piece like that,” says David R. Parnes, professor emeritus at the College of Art and Design at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
“Pernas is an exception.
I mean, it’s so unique.
But we have to think about it in terms of what is the art form of the future?
You know, why does it need to be expensive?
It’s not as if you can buy an entire wall painting for about $1,000.”
Pournas work is now available for purchase online through his website, ceramiricha.com.
“In my experience, people who work in the ceramiring industry are very passionate about their work,” he adds.
“And they love the attention and the attention they get from collectors and from the public.”
Perva says he’s not too worried about his work.
“Because of my experience and my experience with ceramic art, I know it takes time and it takes a lot,” he said.
“But it’s very rewarding.
It gives you so much joy.”
Pervasive demand for ceramirs Pernos work is selling well.
His works can be found on eBay and at art auction houses like Christie’s, but Perno says he doesn’t have a problem paying the high prices he’s being charged for his cerams.
“If you are selling for $1 million, I think it makes sense that you pay the right price,” he told Mashable.
“Even though I am paid $2 million for a single piece, I am happy to pay that much to have the