My art is about joy of discovery and transformation through vitreous enamel. Powdered glass is transformed into brilliant depths of color and texture that go beyond the surface.
I started this journey through a metalsmith class 30 yrs. ago and continuous classes whenever available.
My love for this medium is ever growing. To see the melted enamel emerge as I touch torch and cool to expose brilliant colors, creates a sense of wonderment and excitement every time. I walk the beach and gather stones and other found objects. I am drawn to their complexity, patterns, surfaces, and colors. I use these objects to trace their organic shapes on copper for my jewelry designs.
My present work combines the technique of fold forming copper into bowls, spoons, sculptured jewelry, then enameled with multiple layers of powdered glass, each individual piece fired 5 or 6 times by torch. This produces a detailed, textured look and feel.. My current work also focuses on geometric and abstract patterns with contrasts of shape and color.
My work can be seen in specialty shops and galleries throughout the seacoast of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine.
I am interested in pieces that are colorful and vibrant, that just may bring a joyous smile when worn, used, or displayed.
Our Products Are Available At The Locations Below
Salt Cellar - Portland, ME
Stock & Spice - Portsmouth, NH
Newburyport Olive Company - Newburyport, MA
Betsy Frost Design Studio & Gallery - Ipswich, MA