Eclat by Sylvi
Since 1981, Sylvi Harwin has anodized and handcrafted an ever-changing line of colorful, whimsical aluminum jewelry, accessories, mobiles and tableware. Her work is represented in museum shops and galleries nationwide, and abroad.
She developed the technique of anodizing aluminum she uses in the early eighties, and is one of the few artists today who anodizes her own work. This gives her greater artistic freedom and total control over her art. It is an industrial process which involves converting aluminum hydroxide to aluminum oxide, which is a reactive state respondent to coloring agents. The metal is electro-chemically prepared, then dyed and sealed, rendering the color permanent and the metal non-corrosive.