Before and after!
As we were learning new techniques at the same time as doing this brief, I tried to incorporate these new methods somehow. This was another test piece experimenting with inclusions. This particular plate has embossed copper sheet, silver leaf, silver wire and copper tape between the two panes of glass and I was amazed at the result as it was such a difference to how it looked before it was fired!
I then covered the whole piece with sticky-back plastic and used a scalpel to carve out an intricate pattern which was then sandblasted. A long process which required patience, but it paid off- I really like this effect, and this was definitely a technique I would use again.