imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

I Have Pieces in the British Museum!

I was delighted earlier this year to be approached by the British Museum to make some pieces to go with their “Scythians:¬†Warriors of Ancient Siberia” exhibitions. They are not, of … Continue reading

September 26, 2017 · 3 Comments

Cultural Authenticity and Cultural Appropriation in a Multicultural Society

In Canada we have the great privilege of living among people from many diverse cultures. We value pluralism and take pride in our cultural mosaic, which we contrast to the … Continue reading

May 5, 2015 · Leave a comment

Crow/Raven

The crow in Celtic folklore is similar to the crow/raven in native myth, in that it is believed to be one of the oldest of the animals, and somewhat mischievous. … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · Leave a comment

Bestiary Raven/Crow

I have always been captivated by medieval bestiaries ever since I was introduced to them through T.H. White’s delightful “The Once and Future King”. While they read like mythology they … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · Leave a comment

Spiral Trumpet Openwork Ring

This style is based on an Iron Age Irish style called “spiral-trumpet”. Like all pre-Christian Irish styles, it was abstract and its meaning is obscure. This style set Irish Iron … Continue reading

July 31, 2013 · 1 Comment

Georgian Enamels

Help needed for Georgian Enamel Gallery and School Enamel Art Gallery [Ornament] is a unique institution in the small world of enameling. ¬†Not only is it a sophisticated gallery space … Continue reading

September 13, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Codex Manesse

My latest experiment in grisaille has involved translating some illuminated manuscript illustrations into the painted enamel technique. I love the stylised form and composition of these old illuminations. The Codex … Continue reading

April 13, 2009 · Leave a comment

St Sebastian

Here are the next steps in my adventures in grisaille enamel. The last few weeks have been crazy busy as I try to put together an on-line enamel supply store. … Continue reading

April 1, 2009 · 2 Comments

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