Every cut piece of glass has its own layer of glass enamel powder sprinkled on. Often a combination of colours will be used to add tone and depth. These are all placed together in a jigsaw fashion in the kiln and a top layer of glass is added before firing.
Glass powder enamels are sprinkled on to a layer of glass. Our own designed stencils are then placed carefully on top and more powder is sprinkled through the gaps of the stencil to create the design.
Phaedra’s emphasis is on handcrafted individuality as opposed to the more ‘off the shelf’ mass-produced product. However, if there is an item that you have seen either here on her website or in her gallery “OWL” then Phaedra will be happy to make it to order. Likewise, if you want the design altered then Phaedra will work collaboratively with you and your creative idea’s to create something unique.
Whether Phaedra is making a small tile or a large architectural panel, the process is pretty much the same. Phaedra calls it the ‘toasted sandwich’ method. Starting with a bottom layer of clear glass which is either kept whole or cut up into a design, Phaedra will then go on to sprinkle on the exciting filling of glass enamels, (the sandwich filling). Once satisfied with this process, Phaedra then adds the top layer of glass before firing.