This was one of our more unusual projects – 2 sets of scary-looking sharks teeth. The teeth were still razor-sharp and we had to take extreme care while working with them.
They had to be framed in a deep box frame which was needed to accommodate the depth of the jawbones. We stained the box with the same colour and texture as the main frame, to finish the piece off nicely. The glazing used was specialist UV filtering museum glass, which is among the best and most expensive speciality glass on the market. For a unique job like this, it was well worth the investment.
Please rest assured that the shark’s teeth are a product of the legal shark fishing industry, around the Philippines. In the area, sharks are fished for their meat, selling parts of the shark that would otherwise be discarded. This helps to ensure that the fishermen keep on fishing legally.
This project was completed to Fine Art Trade Guild Level 2 standard, and featured techniques from the following GCF Advanced modules:
- Conservation Framing
- Mount Design and Function