2 wooly sheep, at play amongst the poppies in a field. I never tire of the wonderful imagery living in the country side gives you, gifts every day, wrapped in greenery and wild blossom!
I have mounted my 2 enamel sheep and the poppies on a piece of solid oak.
The wood is sturdy enough to stand on it's own, if you want to hang it on the wall, let me know and I put a keyhole hanger on!
I love doing enamel, the glass powders, the hot glowing kiln, the serendipity of the method I use, all conspire to make this process such a pleasure. I have layered the glass in several coats on copper, I use my own etching plates for the figures, I cut them out by hand and make sure they are really clean before starting the process of powdering on the glass. Most of the figures, flowers etc have been in the kiln several times to get the depth of glass that I want. Of course they are so smooth to the touch and so warm in colors.
I rarely have the opportunity, so please don't wait, if you like this piece.
The oak wood measures 23 cm x 23 cm (9" x 9")
and the thickness of the wood is 4.5 cm ( almost 2")
I have left the oak untreated so it eventually will turn that wonderful silver gray color. You can of course oil it with a brush if you prefer it to stay the honey color it has now.
copper, glass powder enamel, oak wood, metal cutters, lots of time and artists imagination