Enamel: not craft, not art, but alchemy.

New work.

img_6476To much enamel on this bowl – but it will keep.

img_6484The glass slides up and slides down, mixing, blending, running where it will.

img_6474This one is well behaved. Just liquid enamel over cheap flux – nothing fancy.

img_6470Transparent green after a gentle slide. Chips of ‘paprika’ enamel in base.

All fired several times 1.25 mins at 920C.  Enamel: not craft, not art, but alchemy.

About Harry Nicholson

I once bred Beveren rabbits in all colours. Today, I'm an enameller who works with a kiln, fusing pictures in glass onto copper. On Amazon is my 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.' Recently I published memoirs of my time in the Merchant Navy: 'The Best of Days' and 'You'll See Wonders" I've a blog of poems, stories and art at: https://1513fusion.wordpress.com/
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5 Responses to Enamel: not craft, not art, but alchemy.

  1. olee says:

    Hi Harry, I like the results! Beautiful colours.

  2. Thank you, Agi and Jorge. It’s warming to find comments on the blog. It’s overcast today, but enough power from the solar panels to half heat the kiln – I may well fire a couple more bowls while the sun helps to pay the electricity bill.

  3. Agi says:

    I particularly like the “cheap flux, nothing fany” one

  4. jorgekafkazar says:


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