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When new materials are available it is fun to experiment and seek their possibilities for creating new ways of
working with enamel. Several years ago Thompsons brought out some waxy colours in metal pans, calling them
watercolours. Although the enamel surface doesn’t have the absorbent properties of watercolour paper it is possible
to apply this enamel in a painterly fashion, pouring or brushing, and interesting textures result if the pre-fired
surface has been under-fired or stoned back.
These pieces were allowed to develop from randomly applied watercolours which could be sgraffitoed when dry,
have painting enamels added and then embellished with foils and leaf with further firings.