My offerings at the gallery are Copper Enamel jewellery pieces.
This ancient art is thousands of years old. The Celts and the Romans, among others used this technique to decorate metals.
When I make a piece, I start by cutting the copper, heating it so that I can hammer and shape it. Next, I melt powdered glass enamel onto the surface and fire it in my special kiln. Sometimes it takes a dozen firings for each pendant until I am satisfied with the outcome.
I finish it with cord and fittings of bronze or silver. Sometimes I add semi-precious stones.
The result is always an original one-of-a-kind piece that is wearable art.