imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Limoges Champleve

I was contacted by the Museum in Worcester, MA to make a series of panels showing the way 13th C Limoges champleve was originally made. This is one of the … Continue reading

August 13, 2016 · Leave a comment

Art Show Awards for MidAmeriCon II

I made five pieces in all. Since I started going to WisCon (feminist Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention in Madison Wisconsin) – I have found the Science Fiction and Fantasy … Continue reading

August 12, 2016 · 1 Comment

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

Liquid Enamel

Liquid enamel is something new to me. I started using it after doing the Minakari research, since all the books said that the base white coat of enamel was dipped, … Continue reading

July 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

Calla Lily

I love the graceful curves of this unassuming flower, and decided it would be a good design to use as practice for cloisonne. Cloisonne is one of the most time … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

Minakari

This is the culmination of a year of research and development undertaken in partnership with a local jeweller, Amir Sheikhvand. Amir apprenticed to a Minakari master when he was young, … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

Persian Minakari

This is a project that was inspired by an Iranian jeweller coming to my studio with an enamelled bowl and asking me what materials he would need to re-create this … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Joan of Arc

Grisaille is a technique that was perfected in the 15th century by the great painted enamel houses of Limoges: Penicaud, Limousin and Reymond. I first saw grisaille enamels in the … Continue reading

May 29, 2012 · 2 Comments

Sun and Sword

This was a special order that Sarah at  “Made You Look”  asked me to be involved in. One of her other designers, Ulrich Dehez was going to do the silver … Continue reading

July 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Bare Bones

I have been thinking alot about bones lately. A couple of years ago I was introduced to the myth of skeleton woman. This is a myth of the Inuit people, … Continue reading

April 26, 2011 · 1 Comment

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