Vitreous enamel on copper
Vitreous enamel powders in the colors of autumn combine with delicate floral millifiori in this semi abstract homage to the harvest season flower garden. Kiln-firing at 1500 F. or more into a gooey orange-hot ̊ mass fuses the enamel to pure copper and allows the heat to alter the composition into an unpredictable semi abstraction.
At 12 years in a hotplate on the kitchen table Paula Sinclair learned to fuse glass to copper. Largely self taught and long past middle age, she now designs statement necklaces. By kiln-firing colored glass at 1500̊ F. into a gooey orange-hot mass, she surrenders to the unexpectedness of the heat efects. Subtle or exuberant, her style is abstract. Light plays through to the copper. Many of her designs are mounted with elegantly mismatched hand-strung beads.
Paula Sinclair continues to practice law in Twin Falls. Her work can be seen at Full Moon Gallery there and in TVAA exhibits.
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