Limitless Possibilities

Alba, Benny
August 2004
Glass on Metal;Aug2004, Vol. 23 Issue 4, p88
Academic Journal
The article focuses on enamelist Alana Clearlake and her enamel Origami Series. According to Clearlake, she was doing the free form mesh pieces for sometime, however, in 2003, she wanted to continue using mesh but to move in a different direction from the organic form, which was the start of her Origami Series. In her origami mesh "Fly Me Away," she added distilled water to the mixture of black, porcelain enamel. The work was submerged in the porcelain enamel. Her other origami work "Feline," looks like a cat when seen in the corner of the eye. Feline was fired upside down using the bare silver tabs as trivets, which were designed as part of the top vessel.


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