I finished this brooch last night at my metals class at USI. We have been exploring repousse and chasing, as well as heat patinas. This is sealed with microcrystaline wax and it seemed to hold the patina well. A tube rivet holds it all together. The back plate is a torched speghetti jar lid. I am excited about the use of steel in my work and have found a great resource in jar lids.
Another First Friday Art Show at Wired Coffehouse,
111 N W 4th Street, Downtown Evansville
Featuring: Watercolors and Metalwork
By Jane Case Vickers
Oct. 5th – 28
Stop in for refreshments and take a look at the art.
When I was a young art student working in the fibers department at Edwardsville, I felt what I created needed to be powerful, making a loud statement. I would create large, museum sized pieces about important topics, striving to make my mark. That was then. Now, nearing 50, I just like to make things.
Two areas I enjoy working in are enamels and watercolors. In enameling -powdered glass enamels on are used with copper and steel. Heat of nearly 1500 degrees is used to melt the glass and adhere it to the metal. In watercolor, I find the pigment, water and paper combine in interesting ways. I have found the way I work in both processes there is a large amount of serendipity when you see how the elements come together.
I am fascinated by skies and plants and things I find. The Creator’s variety and attention to detail deeply marvels me and I appreciate the way exploring new media has opened my eyes in new ways. I hope you enjoy my art work.