I have been enameling since last November and am continually intrigued with the depth and intensity of colour I am able to produce. It is an addictive process! I love etching the copper with layers of glass on top and seeing the pattern come though from underneath. I feel I have found a new medium to incorporate into my sculptures which completely resonates with with every aspect of my being. I have started making enamelled panels to incorporate into my woven copper sculptures. Come out and see what ive been working at the Denman Studio tour this August 16th and 17th, 2014!
The Christmas craft faire is coming up December 7th and 8th on Denman Island. I'm excited to order a kiln to begin enamelling on copper this year for sculptures and art jewellery. These enamelled sculptures can be inside or outside. As they are weather resistant. I'll be posting pictures of new work soon so check in from time to time to see what's new! Look for my booth at the craft faire this year in the Denman Community Hall. Hope to see you at the wonderful event!
I've been working away at a new series of sculptures for my upcoming show with Leslie in August. Life is very busy but the evenings are a wonderful time to just sit down, relax and weave....a bit at a time, and it will all get done. Our show opening is happening on Thursday, August 23rd, at 7:00 p.m. at the Art Centre, Denman Island, BC. Hope to see you there!
The christmas faire was wonderful this year! I meet lots of new people who have moved to Denman including two metalsmiths, I was thrilled! I always enjoy the exchange of knowledge. Thank you to everyone who supported me with your purchases this year! Here's a picture of a new sculpture in progress. I've uploaded new images from my small sculpture series on the main page.
With the Denman Island Studio Tour behind me i'm beginning a new series of pieces similar to "Explorations", incorporating copper and willow, but in a smaller format. After working on a large scale in recent years it's nice to to be working in a smaller format again. I will be posting the remaining pieces in my abstract small sculptures series, which are all 12 x 12 inches, later this week. Thank you to all who came to my studio over the studio tour weekend! Over 130 people came and overall it was a fantastic experience.
Here's a new copper piece i'm working on. I'm enjoying the effect of the mica powders and layered textures. The centre of the piece is a new weave i'm experimenting with. A great exchange of information with fellow sculptors, through the Metal Arts Guild of Canada, and with local Denman Artists recently started. Wonderful to be able to share our knowledge with one another. I find it very inspiring.