The One of a Kind Vault vol. 2: Micro

Enameled copper and silver Frolicking Amoebas necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009.

There were some experimental times in 2009, when I first got my Paragon kiln and was learning enameling.  I was into this book on Parasitology I had gotten.  It was a textbook I had been coveting for a while and then had miraculously found used for $3 at a library book sale in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  There are some special books floating around that town, to be sure.

So I got the kiln and started selecting the most interesting shapes and topics from a few choice text books, meandering rifts on the microscopic world.  There were Dancing Flukes, Frolicking Amoebas and sugary neurons, and then later the parasite’s sensory organs, which came across as even more abstract than the more straight-forward cellular shapes.  I enjoyed the obsessive attention required to obtain a certain result from the enamel- a very finicky medium since its technically painting on metal with fire.

This playing yielded some very fun projects, most of which sold at Florodora in Chicago.

Orange Enameled Fluke Peggy Skemp 2010
Copper and silver enameled fluke necklace (orange peel fired). Peggy Skemp 2010
Enameled Yellow Fluke by Peggy Skemp

Enameled yellow fluke necklace from the Sensitive parasite series by Peggy Skemp 2009-2010

Frolicking Amoebas by Peggy Skemp 2009

Enameled copper and silver “Frolicking Amoebas” necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009

Nematode by Peggy Skemp 2009

Enameled copper and silver Nematode Necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009

Enameled copper (sugar-fired) Lemon Neuron necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009
Red Hook and Anchor Necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009

Enameled copper and silver hook and anchor necklace by Peggy Skemp 2009.

Orange Phasmid by Peggy Skemp 2009
Enameled copper and silver Phasmid Necklace from the Sensitive Parasite series by Peggy Skemp 2009.