Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cloisonne Practice Project #2: Lillies

cloisonne flower lilies
I was happier with the way this second cloisonne practice project turned out - but it was partially because of the design. I liked the graceful shape of the lilies, and their variety while the butterfly was too symmetrical; too much like a specimen.

cloisonne flower lilies
Wires slightly sunk into a coat of clear flux (piece is already enamelled on the back)

cloisonne flower lilies
First coat wet-packed

cloisonne flower lilies
First coat sugar fired

cloisonne flower lilies
Second coat wet-packed

cloisonne flower lilies
Second coatsugar fired

cloisonne flower lilies
Third coat wet-packed

cloisonne flower lilies
Third coat sugar fired

cloisonne flower lilies
Fourth coat wet-packed

cloisonne flower lilies
Fourth coat sugar fired

cloisonne flower lilies
Fifth coat wet packed

cloisonne flower lilies
Fifth coat sugar fired

cloisonne flower lilies
Sixth coat wet packed

cloisonne flower lilies
The piece was sugar fired, sanded and then final fired.

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