All Posts by Maggie Bergman

Patina on Copper workshop

Testing Patinas on Copper

Copper is a favorite in my workshops. It’s a versatile metal, beautiful just as it is, but extending the colour range with different patinas creates even more possibilities.   We used a variety of patinas: Chemical – these react with the metal Non-Chemical – these are applied to cold or preheated metal   Interesting effects […]

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Sunrise Palette

Sunrise over Carrara

We’ve been having a LOT of rain here in Queensland over the past month or so, I’m not complaining though, I have just planted a new garden so the rain is good for my new babies! We’re lucky that our area of the Gold Coast didn’t experience any of the floods that have devastated other […]

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Finding a New 'Intention Word' for 2013

No Limits! A few weeks ago Helga van Leipsig posted something on her blog that really got me thinking…… Her ‘Intention Word’ for this year is: ‘Playfulness’ and knowing Helga, there will be some interesting results to come from it! Can’t wait to see! So…. what should my word be? With my usual New Year’s […]

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2 Wisteria colour palette

Wisteria Colour Palette

My Garden at Tamborine Mountain was beautiful and even though we have moved away from there the photos I took are still inspiring me. This week’s palette comes from the Wisteria that grew over the latice work of the pergola. Tamborine is a cooler climate than most of Queensland, this is where Wisteria is just […]

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Bamboo Colour Palette

Bamboo – Enamelling Palette

This week we went to buy some bamboo to plant for a screen along the fence line (neighbours looking in…. you know) I had absolutely no idea how many gorgeous varieties there were! This giant bamboo is not going to be too practical in my small garden, but I did get 2 smaller species, can’t […]

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Flower: Line drawing design for enamelling

Flowery Lines to Enamel this week!

  I love flowers! I love plants in general; seeds & pods, trees, bark and the silhouette of foliage against the sky. Roots and vines, leaves on the ground, all dried up and turned into mini sculptures…… But this week’s ‘I Love Lines’ is a detail of a cactus flowering, no idea which one, but it […]

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