Enamel Portrait Miniatures by Gillie Hoyte Byrom
 

Home
Home

Gallery
Gallery 1

Gallery_2
Gallery_2

Historical
Historical Gallery

The
The Artist

 

Awards
Awards & Exhibitions

Techniques
Techniques

Creating
Creating a Portrait

Teaching
Teaching

Enquiries
Enquiries & Prices


TECHNIQUES

Enamelling is the art of fusing glass to metal.

Gillie finds this medium both challenging and fascinating involving an exacting combination of art, chemistry and risk.

Each portrait has been fired in a kiln at 750C about a dozen times and undergoes a dramatic colour change which reverts as the enamel cools.

 

Shape marked out for cutting.

Shaping the metal to counteract stresses of heating.

Applying ground enamel to the clean copper
to make the base.

 

A line drawing is transferred by
tracing over white carbon paper
and replacing with enamel paint.

Second of seven firings in the hand painting process.

Applying gold.

The finished piece:

The Presidential Medal for
the Hilliard Society of Miniaturists

 

Detail of the ruff:


 

Home
Home

Gallery
Gallery 1

Gallery_2
Gallery_2

Historical
Historical Gallery

The
The Artist

 

Awards
Awards & Exhibitions

Techniques
Techniques

Creating
Creating a Portrait

Teaching
Teaching

Enquiries
Enquiries & Prices

 
Copyright©2006 Gillie Hoyte Byrom Saturday 23 February 2019