Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Master Muse Project -- Box with a Metal Clay Lid

Time for project #3 for the Master Muse series. This round the challenge was to create a lid of metal clay and a coordinating box of any material. So far, Anne Mitchell and Patrik Kusek offered up clever boxes made entirely of metal clay. Barbara Becker Simon, being a lampwork artist as well as a metal clay artist, combined the two in her small vessel. I took a different approach.

I wanted to combine my hand-painted enameled glass with silver, so I constructed the box from small glass tiles such as I use in my Garden Window class. I stopped at just the black enamel, as I love the crisp black and white silhouettes with the silver. Each side has a different scene, both lid and box.

And the inside has one of my favorite quotes.

Check out the tutorial synopsis on Tonya Davidson's blog. Or visit my past tutorials on torch-fired enamel set in silver clay or an innovative clasp design. The latter is now available in the full bench format at Whole Lotta Whimsy.