Weavings with
Vitreous Enamels

My newest work combines weaving with my interest in vitreous enameling and metals. I fuse colorful powdered glass to copper by firing it in a kiln at over 1500 degrees. The powder melts, flows and hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating. Sometimes I match the yarn to the enamel, either by dyeing or blending fibers. Other times, I match the enamel to the yarns I'm using.

"Study: Water," wool, linen, vitreaous enamel, 14" w x 25" w

"Study: Shiny Rose," wool, linen, vitreous enamel, 9"w x 11" h

"Study: Flames," wool, linen, vitreaous enamel, 9" w x 25" l

"Study: Fiesta," wool, linen, vitreaous enamel, 9" w x 18" l

"Study: Dawn," wool, linen, vitreaous enamel, 10" w x 30"l

Handwoven purses with enameled medallion, each about 4.5"h by 6.5"w. Silk and cotton.

Handwoven purses with enameled medallion, each about 4.5"h by 6.5"w. Silk and cotton.

Handwoven purse, cotton and silk, with enameled medallion, 4.5"h by 6.5"w.

Handwoven purse, cotton and silk, with enameled medallion, 4.5"h by 6.5"w.

© Nancy Crampton 2016