When I was taking a jewellery course, I felt there was something missing. Then one day I happened to encounter the allure and enjoyment of enamelling, which has similar feel to drawing or painting, since then I continue creating my enamel work little by little.
Though I have many ideas for designs, I often struggle to complete my creations as I want because of the craft technique’s complex and numerous phases. My motto is to move forward slowly and never stop, just keep on working on my designs, taking my time.
I’m so fascinated by the moment when the beautiful enamel colours gradually emerge after taking a piece of work out from the kiln, watching the red hot enamel cooling down. After this the hardest part of the process is the polishing and the time it takes before you see the final work.
Having been practicing metal hammering techniques for three years, I’ve recently come to enjoy applying enamel on my original unique shaped hammered metal bases. I also create original colours in varying sizes of enamel glaze particles and deliberately fire on a low kiln heat so the glaze particles don’t completely melt, creating a unique lumpy and gritty texture on the surface of my work.