enamel is built up gradually using transparent enamel with pure gold foil, silver
foil and gold granules in aprox.. 30 layers and firings.
The faces are built
up with finely ground transparent, opaque and opalescent enamel in the same
amount of firings, to create subtle dimension and a tactile quality.
other than wildlife, beauty and the life we lead, are the enamels themselves,
and the materials we use.
24karat gold foil, especially is a very creative material and is important in
the movement and depth of the design.
Also now using palladium leaf has added
a new dimension. We work on each piece together. When Mona has finished the
enamel, Alex begins the delicate goldsmithing that encases the enamels, adding
unique precious stones, gold granulation, reticulation and anticlastic raising.
His artistry enables the enamellist to devote all the time she needs to create
the enamels she loves.