I'm not really much of a drawer. I tend to get an idea for a design in my head and go right to working on it.
However this can often lead to many mistakes, as I haven't planned out how a piece may shape up.
To begin on this assignment I wanted to work the metal, to explore it's properties and use these explorations to inform my designs.
I began by cutting out some samples in copper.
and adding texture in different ways, such as hammering;
Using the rolling mill;
and using binding wire through the rolling mill.
I then applied enamel to these textured samples to create interesting marks.
These samples were created from copper blanks again, but I did not add texture. Here i concentrated making marks using stamps and tools.
This process has helped me to gain knowledge in the application of enamel and different ways of applying texture to create interesting marks.