Playing with gold

These are some sample pieces made after Suzanne McNenly’s photopolymer metal clay class. The gold used is 22k gold paint, and much more accessible to purchase than gold clay. It comes in a super tiny little bottle, but you can paint quite a few pieces with it.Use the gold on fired, unburnished metal clay (still white), paint on 2 to 3 layers, and re fire with a torch. I particularly love the look once the whole piece has been brushed with a brass brush. It gives it a nice soft satin finish. – I now want to make everything two …

Welcome Monday

It rained last night, and this morning, the air smells wonderful! Stepping outside and taking a deep breath of fresh air that smells great is a wonderful thing, and let me tell you, in Toronto, it’s astoundingly rare. For someone who lives, as I do, backed onto one of the busiest highways in the country, it’s astonishing. Worth writing home about, even. The garden is looking amazing – we are still a week away from being frost free – technically – and the garden is so far advanced it’s a little scary. The cherry tree is done – not that …