Wednesday, 20 May 2009
Steps for creating bracelet sections for enamelling
In this series of posts I will attempt to show my steps towards creating sections of a bracelet ready for enamelling.
Here I am really just exploring ideas for a piece I am thinking about in relation to my residency at Whitby Museum. The images relate to the journeys and explorations of Captain Cook in the Pacific and to other items in the museum's ethnographic collection from that area of the world.
The images I have initially chosen to use to explore my ideas are compass parts, though these are actually part of the Scoresby collection in the museum.
I have also chosen this image of a turtle as there is a turtle shell in the collection with a rather nice story attached to it. I have developed this image from a photograph I took some time ago of a turtle carved in stone. I have converted the image into black and white and altered it slightly to make the lines more pronounced so that I could create a photopolymer plate from the image.