Hi, I use several enamels, all made to be used on ceramics and glass. For the dots I use Multipens supplied by Pearson’s glass (Warmglass sell Glassline pens but they need to be fired very high). Also use gold and palladium lustres from Heraeus enamels, their colour enamels are also good for glass. Check out my web site, I also run courses near Guildford (www.pettibone.co.uk) Good luck, hope that helps. Lisa
Starting a new piece, drawing the first layer. The contrast between the natural and man made fascinates me. The geometric domes and sensuous leaves at the Eden project are a good example. This will be a wall piece (garden?) made of black glass with green and palladium lustre.
A taster for the The Vyne commission. Densely layered white glass, touches of gold and possibly ruby red…the colours of royalty and blood.
Getting started on the Unravelled commission for The Vyne. It’s based on the sculptural qualities of the Elizabethan ruff. There are paintings and sculptures in the house that have inspired this choice, including this one of a six year old child dressed like Queen Elizabeth I – poor thing! I will weave the religious and political elements of these extraordinary neck pieces into the piece. It will sit on a large half-round table in the antechapel, surrounded by dark wood panelled walls, the size is a daunting prospect!
Sort of worked, nor sure how long this will take to get out of the mould! Bits have snapped off, big learning curve on this one.
Trying to make a denser form by casting it in glass. Dipped string in wax (lots) and built it up. 3D printing would be great to use for this. Went to a show in London a few weeks ago to find out about it…fascinating! Apparently there is am organic polymer that burns out like wax.
Working on ‘Bale’ in White glass and gold lustre. Have to base layer two on layer one etc. Many areas must touch on each layer so it can be glued & tied. A bit of a puzzle.
Inspired by the rolled hay bales on the farm next door, I’m finally using white glass to make another dense piece. Going to use gold lustre to give it a warm sparkle.