Monday 18 June 2012


It's never too late to experiment with new processes and on the last studio day at UWE I got to grips with raku enamel.
 It had all the elements that gets the blood rushing, spontaneity,experimentation and FIRE!!
 And out of the ashes comes the most exquisite iridescence.
 It is hard to show photographically the wonderful effects that can be created by this process,
 but I think that it is just possible to see the metallic glimmers of gold, pearl
 and petrol blue.
Ideal for a bit of a beetle. Etched copper, pocket watch case and brooch pin...nice!


LAC EMP 2020 said...

Having seen that brooch up close and personal I can testify to the fact that it's more than nice, it's gorgeous! Still living life on the edge as a trainee pyromaniac then? My tags arrived today and Roy loves them too!

Caroline said...

Oh Sue that looks so much fun and I'm sure only good shiny things can come out of a tin of Quality Street. Perfect alchemy.

Lizzie said...

If you got the same kind of shimmers and irridescence that we got with ceramic raku, then I am sure those enamelled pieces were gorgeously beautiful. Would have loved to be there, to have a go myself!
Looks lovely.

Sharmon Davidson said...

Wow- I had no idea there was such a thing as raku enamel; how exciting! The results are even more exciting, and the brooch is exquisite! It makes me long for the days of throwing clay objects into trash cans and slamming on the lid; it also makes me want to learn enameling. Ah, maybe some day...