Category Archives for "Metalwork"

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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Flower Brooch

Leucadendron Drawing I bought a bunch of flowers…. to cheer myself up:)  I always like the more sculptural flowers, Proteas, Waratahs and these Leucadendrons. All these are from the same botanical family, originating from South Africa, they grow very well in Australian gardens. One flower had broken off it’s stem and was laying there, teasing […]

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