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Member of Heritage Crafts

I am a member of Heritage Crafts.

Heritage Crafts is the advocacy body for traditional heritage crafts. Working in partnership with Government and key agencies, it provides a focus for craftspeople, groups, societies and guilds, as well as individuals who care about the loss of traditional crafts skills, and works towards a healthy and sustainable framework for the future.

This link will give you some highlights of what Heritage Crafts has accomplished with the support of members: https://heritagecrafts.org.uk/recent-achievements/

For creative friends who may wish to join: https://themakers.directory/join-us/

I am a member of Heritage Crafts.

Shalini Austin is a member of Heritage Crafts
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Did a bit more enamelling

Did a bit more enamelling

More enamelling adventures 🙂

Did a bit more enamelling
Wasn’t really in the plans but I did a bit more enamelling yesterday.

Two new small enamelled pieces.

Last few days have been mostly spent cleaning up all the enamelled work I have done recently and repairing cracks etc. But I did manage to stencil these today 😀

This means even more wood to be prepared to mount all these tiles. That will happen soon… @palletwoodstuff has done some #shousugiban wood burning for me today.

Feeling happy with what I have learnt and what I have made.

Next week onwards priority is more hammering and forging. My shoulder is up for it now.

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I have written several posts about the enamelled tiles I have been working on recently

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Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 3

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 3

Nearly done… New Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 3

3 x Somewhere near Stamford series enamelled copper tiles on new wooden mounts.

You can see a couple of pictures of the mounts in various stages in my previous 2 posts.

These are not new tiles. I have learnt a lot since I first made them and I think I have made them look better by doing a little bit more work on them.

Still have to glue the tiles and add a string at the back. Then I will take proper pictures and update my online shop.

I have asked Palletwoodstuff to make 4 more of these mounts for my Happy Holi, Festival of colour series.

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Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 2

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 2

Work in Progress: Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles Part 2

Repair and re-mount of 3 Somewhere Near Stamford series enamelled copper tiles.

– First coat of Hampshire Sheen Intrinsic Colour black waiting to dry.
– I will add 2nd coat later this evening and it will ready to mount the tiles.
– Then I will give it a coat of black bison wax.

Now I am going to tidy up the tiles and repair the cracks in enamel. Hopefully these will be ready to go back in the shop by end of the week.

Repair, Refurbish, Enhance, Improve

All part if the continued learning process.

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Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

I have decided to have new Upcycled Wood Mounts for all my enamelled copper tiles. When I have an in-house palletwood recycler it makes perfect sense to do this 😁

Upcycled Wood Mounts for Enamelled Tiles

Mr A can make them with shousugiban which makes my pieces stand out. These bits of palletwood have been burnt and brushed by Dave and handed over to me.

I have cleaned them with wire wool. Now I will dye them black. Watch this space for more updates

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More Enamelling Adventures

More Enamelling Adventures
More Enamelling Adventures: Festival of colours Holi.

Following on from the Enamelling fun on 27-28 March 2021 I decided to have more enamelling adventures and had another session on Monday, 29th March.

This was also Holi, the Indian festival of colours. So it made perfect sense to make a few more colourful enamelled tiles.

So these three new pieces emerged

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Enamelling Adventures | 27-28 March 2021

Enamelling Adventures

More Enamelling Adventures! Spent the weekend playing with my enamelling kiln, bits of copper, colourful enamel and stencils.
Some interesting results. I will develop these ideas further at next kiln session 🙂

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