Enamelled Copper Picture Sunflowers, Somewhere Near Stamford
We walk our dogs Taj and Manali in fields near Stamford, the town where I live. The fields are beautiful and colourful and keep changing colours throughout the year. Sunflowers, Poppies and a wide variety of wildflowers are a common sight.
The “Somewhere near Stamford” series captures my impressions of these colours and scenes using copper sheet, enamel powder and glass beads.
This scene on copper has been mounted on a piece of recycled pallet wood by my husband Dave.
SUNFLOWERS, Somewhere Near Stamford | Wall Art Size: 14 x 14 cm square. The tile is 10 cm x 10 cm.
This wall mountable picture has a string at the back. If you prefer you can display it using a small plate holder or stand. This would work well for displaying on the mantelpiece or window-sill.
The pallet wood mount has been made using an ancient Japanese method of preserving wood known as Shou Sugi Ban. The wood is burnt using a blow torch. I dyed it using a black water based dye because I think the black background makes the colours really stand out.
Dave works with wood, wire and rocks. Some of his work is listed in my online shop here.
Read more about my enamelling adventures on Instagram.
I am really having a lot of fun with enamel. My enamelling kiln has added a whole new dimension to my work.