Essex Crystals 2020 – a smorgasbord of weirdness

2020 was a year to experiment, to try things out and learn more about engraving on glass, miniature portrait painting in enamels and how I can bring them together with casting glass and gilding into my Essex Crystal Project. I thought it would be fun to see some sketches, samples and nearly finished pieces that …

Keeping it unreal

When I started out with my Essex Crystal Project, a few people, whose opinion I really value, said that I should concentrate on making the figures more convincingly naive. Even though I value what these people think, I found myself absolutely not wanting to make my figures more naive, and it's taken me a while …