This series features the first iteration of my venture into Cloisonné enamel.
The imagery inside each Cloisonné piece is created by meticulously bending ultra-thin precious metal threads into intricate shapes and frames and filling them with pigmented grains of sand.
Cloisonné is an all-day process of applying and firing, layer after layer of enamel powders. The powders are then flooded with heat until relaxed into a molten syrup-like bed of hot glass, eventually cooling into permanence. The cooled result is a vibrantly detailed motif. Cloisonné dates back as far as the 13th century.