imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Trees

I have two main tree designs which can be altered to indicate different trees by changing the terminals and colour. (See also Thorn Trees) This one is based on a … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 4 Comments

Lagan Love Collection: Leanan Sidhe

The Aes Sidhe (pronounced ees shee) are the fairy folk of Ireland. Literally it means the people of the mounds – as Irish folklore identifies mounds as the dwelling place … Continue reading

March 5, 2012 · Leave a comment

Tree Forge

I have been finding that videos are a great way of letting people in to the process of making an enamel. Even after describing the progression people are often quite … Continue reading

April 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Etch Batch

I have written about production work before – but I find that stills often don’ t do justice to the labour and care involved – so I decided to make … Continue reading

March 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

Production Work

Some days there’s just production work to be done. As a working craftsperson – not every day is spend designing and making barnd new things! The times when I have … Continue reading

February 2, 2011 · 2 Comments

Bowls

Well. As I mentioned in my last post, I was committed to making a bowl a week. Well it’s been a week and I’ve made four bowls! Hammering is really … Continue reading

May 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

Dream

I wanted to use this blog to document some of the processes that I deal with in enamelling. I have often set up the camera to take shots of the … Continue reading

March 30, 2010 · Leave a comment

Viking Horse

When I first started enamelling – I thought I would never want to do any technique except champleve. This viking horse (just finished this morning!) is typical of the designs … Continue reading

April 22, 2009 · 1 Comment

Toronto Irish Players

I was delighted to be commissioned by the Toronto Irish Players to design the award for the Acting Irish International Theatre Festival, which they hosted in 2006 (It is hosted … Continue reading

July 18, 2007 · Leave a comment

Bear

The bear is particularly connected with hero figures. In Norse mythology he is Bjorn, a prince who was turned into a bear, but retained his human form at night. For … Continue reading

July 19, 2006 · Leave a comment

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