Moon Fleet

Moon Fleet

Moon Fleet appeared during investigations into the behaviour of leaded and lead-free enamels when juxtaposed. There is an interesting phenomena: the lead-free enamel tends to retreat from the boundary with the leaded; that is what produced the halo around each moon.

The barque is made from useful chips collected when I’ve smashed up failed enamels. You must wear goggles and gloves to do this salvage.


About Harry Nicholson

I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. I write a few poems and short stories. There is an eBook anthology of them, 'Green Linnet' on Amazon. Also a novel, 'Tom Fleck', set in the North of England of 1513 - the year of Flodden. A sequel to 'Tom Fleck' is 'The Black Caravel' published in 2016. My anthology of poems came out in 2015: 'Wandering About.' I've a blog of poems, stories and art at:
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15 Responses to Moon Fleet

  1. trish says:

    What a lovely effect that produces. So interesting to see art and chemistry working together.

  2. Alyce says:

    This is beautiful and so creative!

  3. Sherrie says:

    Beautiful! Love the color combination. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  4. Mike Patrick says:

    This is the result of playing with salvaged scraps? Talk about serendipity. This is beautiful.

  5. jinksy says:

    Blue bubbles and boats go well together… πŸ™‚

  6. 1sojournal says:

    Creative effort of any kind is always a risk, and sometimes the risks are really the rewards, as here. Thanks for visiting Harry, and for sharing your expertise,


  7. Ena says:

    That’s beautiful, Harry. I love the creativity of the piece πŸ™‚

  8. Susannah says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with I Saw Sunday Harry, it really is wonderful.

    Have a good week.

  9. missusk76 says:

    How lovely – the essence of creativity, experimentation, leading to a great affect. The halos lend a vibrance to the piece, subtly, to suit the simplicity, the night-light feel.

  10. Kurt says:

    Great blog. Now I see where you got developed your interest social history. I admire anyone who can dig up primary sources for this era.

  11. That’s a beautiful piece of work, Harry. πŸ™‚ I like it.

  12. vivinfrance says:

    A useful phenomenon indeed, to have produced such a quirky and romantic piece.

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