I specialize in glass enameling on copper. Also called, vitreous enameling or copper enameling. Enameling is an ancient art found in Egyptian jewelry, Roman jewelry, and many other ancient civilizations. I have been a life long artist and have had formal training in jewelry creation and painting. I have been enameling since 2014 Enameling is a combination of both passions.
My process is multi-stepped and almost always time consuming. I have perfected a certain style I refer to as "Wireless Cloisonné". I will fire one piece multiple times, layer by layer of finely ground glass, in my kiln. I achieve crisp designs because of this process. I use very tiny paint brushes to move the wet glass where I want it to be. The pieces are then fired in a kiln at 1400 degrees for just a few minutes until the glass has melted and fused to the metal. I engrave each piece with my signature and seal all exposed bare copper with a clear lacquer to prevent tarnish.
I am inspired by everything around me as an artist. Especially the Rocky Mountains from living in Colorado all of my life. I have fun and enjoy creating new looks and using different techniques to come up with one of a kind pieces.