imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Plique-a-Jour

Plique-a-jour is usually considered to be one of the most difficult techniques of enamelling. I took a class with Fay Rooke a few years ago, and spent about 60 hours … Continue reading

September 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

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

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

Bee

So work the honey bees, Creatures that by a rule in nature teach The art of order to a peopled kingdom; They have a king and officer of sorts; Where … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

Athene

The etymology of Athene’s name is uncertain. Some say it is derived from the word for ‘mind’. The name relates to the city of Athens – but most stories agree … Continue reading

July 18, 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 · 2 Comments

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