About jenn bell

They’re glassOn copperThe glass is ground finer than sugarand sifted onto a copper platethen it’s placed in a small electric kilnthe drawings are made from copper wirethey sink into the first layer of glassand get filled with a different colorthat’s the process simplified for your protectioni wear a mask when i sift the enamel on the copperi use pliers, my fingers and anything in my sight to make the wires do what i wanti use tweezers to place the wires where i want themi use dental tools to fill the drawings with the colored glass pastethe whole thing is insanei look like a mad scientist and spend a good deal of time crawling on the floor looking for the piece of wire i droppedbut the end result is enchantingand i can’t stopas much as i make the wires do what i want and place them where i wantthey have a way of doing what they wantand changing what i wantthe glass does this tooi think i know what’s going to come out of the kilnand then i don’tthe copper and glass get together and do something incredibleand i stand back and applaudwe’ve learned to work together, enamel and i.