Category Archives: Enamels

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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Nowt to do

I’ve finished writing the sequel to ‘Tom Fleck’. It’s called ‘The Black Caravel,’ and I’m now waiting for Amazon to complete the combination of the paperback and eBook pages. But it’s there if you’d like it. Meanwhile – having nothing … 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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Bardo

A new enamel fresh from the kiln today. Making Bardo. After a session of careful work in which I tested the effects of disparate enamels on each other, and made notes, I decided to do one more before switching off … Continue reading

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