imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

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 · 1 Comment

George Brown ConEd Enameling Class

Yes, it’s time once again to  encourage would-be enamelists in the Toronto area to come out and take the challenge! I have been teaching at George Brown College (Casa Loma … Continue reading

September 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

Enameling basics: Annealling

The first concern of the enamelist is to prepare the metal. It must be perfectly clean before the necessary molecular bond will be formed. Different enamelists develop different procedures for … Continue reading

August 26, 2011 · Leave a comment

Enamelling Classes

  The Devil’s Workshop, Toronto ON 25 years ago I started on my own personal odyssey with enamel. At that time, unless I joined a full time jewelry course (of which enameling … Continue reading

August 11, 2011 · Leave a comment

Camp Wyoka

A few weeks ago I got an e-mail (as I often do these days) with questions about enamelling supplies. The call was from Camp Wyoka, which is a Girl Guide … Continue reading

June 19, 2011 · 1 Comment


Guilloché  is a term for a pattern that has been applied by a hand turned engraving machine, such as a rose engine. These machines are quite rare now – but the … Continue reading

May 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


I have lived in a volunteer culture since I was born. Both of my parents volunteered when I was young – and encouraged me to participate in community life. Dad … Continue reading

March 5, 2011 · 1 Comment

Nuit Blanche 2009

Nuit Blanche Toronto is a free, annual, city-wide celebration of contemporary art, produced by the City of Toronto in collaboration with Toronto’s arts community. For one sleepless night, from sunset … Continue reading

November 26, 2009 · Leave a comment