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Most of this group of pieces are created using a technique called grisaille.
My imagery is built up, layer by layer, with white powdered enamel sifted over two or three base coats of black. The
layers are applied extremely thinly which allows the white grains to sink into the black, gradually building up the
forms and shapes.
There may be as many as thirty firings to achieve the final result, the temperatures and firing times are critical for
maintaining the right degree of ‘greyness’. Other details are added using opaque colours, and transparent enamels
are inlaid over precious metal foils.
Traditionally the whites were painted on the black or dark transparent colours but I prefer a ‘grainy photograph’ look.