Vitreous enamel on copper
Orange and blue have a special relationship on the color wheel as “complimentary” colors. Next to each other, their synergy makes the orange more orange, and the blue bluer. The orange/blue combination of this enamel is often seen in contemporary graphics and branding that suggest the summer fun of sunshine and water– and in the Treasure Valley it has a well-established and more specific meaning.
In a little hotplate on the kitchen table at age 12, Paula Sinclair learned to fuse glass to copper. Self-taught and matured, she now designs statement necklaces. With transparent and opaque vitreous enamels fired at 1500° F. or more into a gooey orange-hot mass, she surrenders to the unexpectedness of the heat effects. Her transparent enamels make light play through to the copper like stained glass.
Paula Sinclair continues to practice law, living primarily in Twin Falls and often “vacationing” in downtown Boise. Her work can be seen at Full Moon Gallery in Twin Falls.