January brooch 2018

Lime wood, paint, oxidised silver, Keum Boo and steel. 75mm x 75mm x 35mm.

Inspired by a postcard of Pendeen Blue '98 by John Piper. My first brooch of 12 for this project and I am really pleased to have tried two new techniques - hand carving wood and Keum Boo. The carved shape of the wood is a nice change from the flat bases I usually work with I also love the blue.

 

 January brooch front

January brooch front

 January brooch back

January brooch back

 With the inspiration

With the inspiration

Next up February! I wonder what it will bring...