Friday, 20 April 2012

Another Random Enamelled Thing

Like my last blog post,  transparent ruby red is layered on top of white enamel, and buffed back to expose the copper wire. It's one of my new favourite samples. 

Copyright Steffi Glaves 2012

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Enamel Pendant

I had a wonderful enamelling session with Lynne Glazzard I made a few pieces including this one, which is a practice piece for a larger pendant I hope to do at Uni. A mix of white and ruby lead free enamel that has buffed back for a matt finish and to reveal the copper wire. Unfortunately I got distracted by Horrible Histories on IPlayer and buffed back too much of  the top white segment so the copper blank can be seen underneath. Never mind though, It's these sort of reasons why I do test pieces.

To find out more about Lynne Glazzard's work go onto her Profile on Open Studios...

...OR if you want to see my Mum and I in fetching aprons and some more of  Lynne's work go onto her website
Along with enamelling she does some gorgeous lamp work and silver clay pieces.

Copyright Steffi Glaves 2012

Monday, 9 April 2012

Door Knob

 Upon seeing the crochet door knobs I made for my wardrobe over the summer my sister wanted one for a cupboard in her own bedroom. It was a bit of a shame really because the what I was covering was gorgeous, a brass flower with an embroidered centre, but it was covered in emulsion paint that we couldn't remove. I'm really pleases with what I made for her..... sort of like it more than the ones I've done for my wardrobe now... 

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Can't believe I didn't think of this earlier... but here's our poster!!!!

Friday, 6 April 2012

Another Exhibition final piece

This is hand pierced copper with white lead free enamel, which has turned all green and red around the edges due to over firing - but that was on purpose honest!!! it's only little, roughly 120mm 60mm 60mm cubed. The disadvantage of enamelling at uni is that the size restrictions of the kiln means that I can only do small things, but If I could I'd be making massive pointless sculptural the size of my bedroom. I have 2 more pieces similar to this, might put them up when I have some descent pics of them.