Vitreous enamel on copper
How do we survive in a world that at every turn is unlike the past? When we connect with our brains we can only begin to understand. With logic we can learn and connect with new ideas. But to connect to other humans, one must feel and share feelings. The heart symbolizes that connection. Here the heart is embellished with flowers in a vintage setting mounted on a velvet necklace suggesting simpler past times and traditional connections.
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.