imago corvi

adventures in enamelling, stories, music and travel

Greenman

Contrary to popular belief the image of the green man does not originate in Celtic culture. It is part of the roman tradition of sculpture, and was imported north. The … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Artemis

Artemis means ‘vigorous’ In Greek mythology, Artemis was the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo. One of the most widely venerated of the gods and … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

Crows

When I was a child I was not happy to have Crowe as my surname. It gave the other kids fodder for teasing. “Go fly south, crow-bird” they’d holler. It … Continue reading

June 2, 2012 · Leave a 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

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

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

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 · 2 Comments

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