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adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Crow and Lamb Table

This was a really exciting commission that I got from Beeken Parson Furniture in Vermont. They had a client whose last name was also Crowe, and whose wife’s maiden name was … Continue reading

June 1, 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

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

Lagan Love Collection

Lagan Love is a novel that has many levels. On the surface it is the story of an ill-starred love affair- but on a deeper level it is about the … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · 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

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

Upstate New York

Now that my life on the road is getting less and less and my life at home more settled and even organized (!) I thought I would do a retrospective … Continue reading

July 30, 2011 · Leave a comment

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

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