Margot has been enamelling for over 40 years, and she is still excited by it. I am astounded by how she keeps getting even better! Margot enamels West Coast animals, birds, and images on magnets, bookmarks, brooches, vases, journals. She also makes jewelry by enamelling on Canadian pennies.
Margot’s process, enamelling on sheet steel, depicts Enamelling on Steelmarine topics including mammals, birds, and the exotica of faraway places, which she has mounted on a variety of glass media.
After ten years of sailing the world’s oceans, Margot’s enamelled works reflect her love of seabirds, flowers, and exotica, which she mounts on a variety of media.
Margot uses a pencil to draw the birds, sealife, flowers, and people directly onto the sheet steel. She then cuts out the shapes with a carbon blade using a table bandsaw. When cut, the edges are de-burred on the grinder, and the steel is cleaned of any grease or impurities from the cold-rolling process.