Texture

I’m been experimenting with creating different textures today, using my favourite planishing hammer and a steel ball- these will eventually be candlesticks, with either a bronze patina with 24c gold rims or with a shimmery silver wash with warm copper.

Etsy!

Well I’ve finally got my online shop up and running, I’ve managed to upload a few pieces, and will add more very soon! Watch this space-

Www.etsy.com/shop/JoanneHorrobinEnamel

Waves or swallows?

There is something exciting about a form that has a sense of movement , it challenges our mind to consider what it is and what’s happening, the natural flowing a wave or a birds wing in flight, neither can we own or capture, only watch as it changes.

Hammers

The tools we use are a hidden part of the beauty of the final product. Over time I find that I have favourites, planishing hammers come in different shapes and sizes, some with highly polished ends and some textured or thin. They all give different texture and feathered designs. These made by my father and grandfather are particularly special and give great results.