I realized I haven’t talked much about what I’ve actually been making lately. I started playing around with flower and leaf shaped copper pieces that I enameled, fusing the pieces to copper wire. At first I used a layer of opaque white and then painted transparent colors over top.
Sometimes I don’t pay very good attention when something’s in the kiln, so I over fired some of the white enamel. I love the burned out look I got on the plants, which totally fits my theme of nature being over run by cityscapes.
Each of these pieces have one of these sad looking plants, mounted to a pristine architectural inspired grate. Not sure where I’m going with these, this last one is my favorite so far…it has a more complex structure. It was lots of fun to solder.