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I was contacted by the Museum in Worcester, MA to make a series of panels showing the way 13th C Limoges champleve was originally made.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

The Silver Palace of the Moon

  This is the first in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Golden Palace of the Sun

  This is the second in a series of pieces inspired by Russian lacquer boxes which, in turn, are inspired by fairy tales.¬†Often relegated to the status of children’s stories, … Continue reading

May 23, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

Scythian Deer

There is much debate among archaeologists about whether the Celts were influenced by the Scythians in their animal art. One argument against such influence is that there have been no … Continue reading

July 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

Hekate

Hecate has been variously translated as “will”, “she that operates from afar”, “she that removes or drives off”,and sometimes “the far reaching one” or “the far-darter”. She is a ver … Continue reading

July 28, 2013 · 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

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 · 1 Comment

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