Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Busy Busy Busy

It's been a busy few days at the unit with courses. I had an evening class last week then 6 people on Saturday for the whole day and a couple of people last night. All in all busy busy busy. Here are just a few pics of some of the things I've been working on lately. I've got a few of them for sale on my web site which I'm trying to update to show more of my work http://www.honeycombcrafts.co.uk/

This top picture is a panel I scragfittoed in the style of a McIntosh Rose. It's just very simple but I liked it.

This next one is a pendant I made. I drilled holes along the bottom then enamelled it with black opaque powder. After firing the front and back around 5 times I added some glass pieces then swirled a design while it was still in the kiln. When it was finished I added some swarovski crystals which picked up the colour of the swirls.

Sunday, 14 June 2009

Shattered but great day.

I was truly shattered after yesterday's course. 6 people to teach enamelling too but they were a great group of people and we had a great day. The pieces they worked on were excellent and I could tell immediately that they were craft minded, their ideas just flowed. By the time the day was over every part of my body ached, legs, feet (as I'd been on them all day), arms - needless to say it was an early night. I'll post some pics soon.

Wednesday, 10 June 2009


I haven't posted much since I was at the conference as I've been so busy with one thing and another. I'll get some pics posted soon of what I'm working on. I've been running several courses and have 6 teachers this weekend so hopefully I'll remember my camera and get some photos taken. I had a lovely lady on a course a couple of weeks ago, Pearl. She was a joy. Pearl came into the studio when one of the other units was closed, liked what she saw, booked a course and is now a fully fledged enameller. She's got herself a kiln and has been back to show me some of the things she's made and I have to say the colours are beautiful, she's done a great job. She's even got some of the chaps who work for her making enamelled tools. We had such a laugh on the course, she is very bubbly and the oo's and aah's she made when something she'd done turned out nice was just brilliant. I can't wait to see some more of her creations. Pearl made it a great day.