Enamel is a continually expanding source of fascination, with its ancient roots and variety of techniques. My current work encompasses cloisonné, traditional sifting and inlaying of the ground glass, and raku-fired enamels. I enjoy playing the chaotic raku results against the highly controlled cloisonné images.
And, of course, it is all about color and light. Glass has a wonderful and great range of colors, the effects of which are broadened by changes in light from hour to hour and season to season, and all this is enhanced by using both transparent and opaque enamels over different metal surfaces.
My imagery comes from a variety of sources: my love of the planet, interest in marks man has left on the land, history, literature, family history, time in Latin America, liturgical art—any number of things.