Enamel on copper
Can visual art stimulate taste? A wine connoisseur may admit to that possibility. Here a densely beaded found necklace in merlot colors presents a unique enamel pendant. Its combination of opaque and transparent enamels in multiple shades or reds and lavender have interacted with opalescent lump enamel to suggest something fruity or spicy or fresh or zesty . . . and bubbly. Lambrusco, anyone?
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.