Non-traditional Mark Making for Enamel

Jessica Turrell’s Workshop at Conference April 2013

Ruby Tomes

Jessica introduced her workshop by explaining that her methods were centred upon the careful sifting of enamel over a disturbed surface. A relief surface was created by either building up layers of enamel (using stencils) or by sifting over an altered surface (by etching, drilling or roll-printing the metal).

Jessica works mainly with black (opaque black 101) and white (soft white 0100), although other opaque colours can work well. Below are some methods she demonstrated.

2013Autumn mark 1

Creating a relief surface by building up enamel