A Gallery of American Crafts
What is a Lithophane?
It was the efforts of the Baron de Bourguignon that led to the great popularity of lithophanes during the mid-19th century. His concept was simply this: a sheet of porcelain carved in varying degrees of thickness, when held to a light, would result in a highly detailed picture with the soft image quality of a mezzotint. This simple concept however, was not easy to execute. Sheer artistry of high order was required to make a master carving from which the lithophanes could be molded.
For over 36 years the gallery has been featuring handmade American craft. With both local and nationally recognized artists you will find many mediums such as: Pottery, Glass, Wood Metal, Fiber, Jewelry, Paintings, Photography Giclee' Prints and more! Each of our pieces has its own story and inspiration. There is something in every price range, so you are sure to find a gift for everyone on your list including yourself!
The Edisto Center
547 Highway 174 Edisto Island, South Carolina USA
Monday - Saturday
10 am - 5 pm