Since 2010 I have instructed many enamelling classes at the Neil Balkwill Centre in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, and Basse Taille is by far my favourite technique, First I etch the copper using a salt water solution and a battery and then I cut the circles and dap them concave, then proceed to enamel each one with a complete coating of transparent chartreuse. No copper is exposed, It is the reflection of light that gives it the dimensional quality from the deep etch.
BASSE TAILLE NECKPIECE – WAVE – Melody Armstrong, 2010, sterling silver, enamel on etched copper, fabricated, dapping, soldered, tab setting, etching, enameling, oxidized, 3.8 x 44 x .9 cm.
Support provided by the Saskatchewan Arts Board.
Represented by Mata Gallery.
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Represented by Assiniboia Gallery at 2266 Smith Street, Regina, Saskatchewan. Assiniboia Gallery showcases a wide selection of Melody’s Jewellery and will accommodate custom jewellery designs.