Sunday, 29 January 2012


I am still trying out different ways of working in enamel using this concertina book form as a vehicle for my experiments.

I have used my own photographs of early entomological collections making them into enamel transfers.

Then I have sand blasted label shapes and beetles into the enamel surface.

Rust will happen!!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


I seem to be getting the year off to a swift start and spent the last few days cutting and enamelling steel to make this concertina book about the

Oxford University Museum of Natural History. My dilemma now is, do I enamel the end boards or leave them in bare steel to let them rust?

Sunday, 1 January 2012


I love Christmas and the holiday whizzes by so quickly, but the New Year leaves me feeling a bit panicky about starting again.
So December the 31st found me in the shed drawing and planning a big project.

These sketch book doodles are a plan for an enamelled concertina book,

it will be about the Oxford Natural History Museum and will be about 6ins x 9ins.

The plan is to make it in enamelled steel with screen printed transfers and drawing.

I can't wait to get started with the metal cutters.

Happy New Year to you all, lets hope it is a busy one!