Over the past couple of years my jewellery work has explored the technique of drawing on enamel. I was taught enamelling at college and took a dislike to it, something to do with the bright colours! It was therefore a conscious decision when I revisited enamelling that I would eliminate colour altogether and just explore the possibilities of white enamel - if over fired white can produce subtle shades of blue and grey through to yellow. The patterns and textures are simply applied with a graphite pencil and an oxidising stain.
I don’t have an obvious theme to my work, the patterns on the surface of the enamel are based on random doodlings on bits of paper, although lines and circles frequently appear. I don’t plan the patterns on the enamel and as such each piece is unique.
Commissioning a piece of work is really exciting – it is a chance to have something made especially for you and an opportunity to really engage in the creative process.
Perhaps you need accessories to go with a particular outfit or a piece of furniture to fit a specific space in your home. We can work with you to design something truly unique. You’ll be able to discuss your ideas, likes and dislikes with the Maker and together create a piece of craft, handmade for you.
This is just a first step, so don't worry, there’ll be plenty of chances to discuss details before finalising a commission.