Category Archives: enamel

Vitreous enamel on copper bowls.

They are a challenge, but I keep trying. Here are some new attempts: Our Acer is in fresh, soft leaf; it yields a fine stencil. Note how the ivory unleaded enamel turns green over fire scale and shrinks away from … Continue reading

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New enamel bowls, new colours.

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Enamel: not craft, not art, but alchemy.

New work. To much enamel on this bowl – but it will keep. The glass slides up and slides down, mixing, blending, running where it will. This one is well behaved. Just liquid enamel over cheap flux – nothing fancy. … Continue reading

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Flowing glass.

Enamelled copper bowl, diameter 4 inch. The glass flowed to please – sometimes it’s stubborn. Bowl with leaf image. I’ll try more, now the acer is in spring leaf. Don’t recall what I was attempting here – but it will … Continue reading

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Enamels on copper, fresh from the kiln.

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Enamel Bowl

11x19cm I made this bowl from scrap copper. It’s been knocking around the workshop for five years, complete with its base coat. I’d become weary of it staring at me – so I finished it today. It’s big enough to … Continue reading

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Scrolling

I enjoy this. Kiln at 950C. Drag a metal point across the molten glass. Then – lovely surprise.

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Glass on copper.

There are not enough hours in the day – I’m supposed to be writing a novel, the garden is ‘out of hand’, my runner beans have failed and I’ve neglected this blog of late. So here is a post: A … Continue reading

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What is Life?

Enamel on copper. Two years ago – Now I should try to improve on this.

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Prayer Flags

Vitreous enamel on copper. I fired this a couple of years ago but have held on to it. It’s a memory of a certain ridge in Sikkim where I stood enthralled among ancient burial stupas. An empty place except for … Continue reading

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