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The 2018 Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers annual Exhibition

Published Nov. 19, 2018, 2:43 p.m.

These photographs relate to the Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers 2018 Exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London.

Royal Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers entries for 2018 exhibition

watch_dial_examples

Published Sept. 4, 2018, 10:13 a.m.

Showing some great dials and watches that I admire

Snow tiger miniature painting by Bovet Champlevé watch dial by Vacheron Constatin Plain white enamel dial by Ulysse Nardin Guilloché dial by Ulysse Nardin Cloisonné watch dial by Vacheron Constatin

Watch case

Published Aug. 15, 2018, 9:20 p.m.

A Gallery to showcase the watch case I'm making.

Watch Case with cloisonne frog dial Watch and movement

Trivet for elliptical plaque

Published Aug. 8, 2018, 2:10 p.m.

Some photos showing the making of a trivet for supporting some elliptical enamel pieces that I've been painting.

support foot before right-angle bend Adding adjustment with Irwin pliers Finished hammering a right angle on support foot Hammering in the vice First firing using the new trivet

Making elliptical enamel plaques

Published Aug. 6, 2018, 10:55 a.m.

These elliptical enamel plaques are 150mm by 90mm for the major and minor axis. They're made out of low carbon steel and enamelled with steel ground coat followed by opaque enamel. Here's some photos showing how they were made.

Fired in first coat of opaque white Accurately cutting a strip of steel Drying the groundcoat layer A view of my Sherline mill cutting the ellipses. Enamelled rounded edge

Watch Case Progress

Published Feb. 5, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

A Gallery to show the process of discovering how to make a watch case. Very useful for me to see what I did when coming back to this in future.

I'll add more descriptions shortly, there's quite a bit of catching up to do - been busy lately!

Dial sits on movement with no gaps Mixing some borax Cutting the back watch section curve Setting the angle of cut for the lugs Movement on the inner section

Cloisonné Amazon Frog

Published Dec. 15, 2017, 12:43 p.m.

This gallery shows the steps to making an cloisonné domed silver disc with an Amazon rainforest frog design. This is a similar method to what I used for making the cloisonné cabinet doorknobs, except, here, I'm experimenting a bit by soldering a border ring around the piece at the start.

Ready to fire wires onto design Grinding back again! After the fifth enamel firing Raising the enamel in various places After the seventh firing

Cloisonné Enamel Doorknobs Project

Published Dec. 1, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

This was a commission to produce 26 cloisonné enamel cabinet doorknobs for a handmade kitchen.

MORE PHOTOS COMING WHEN I'VE SORTED THEM OUT!

Cloisonné Enamel Doorknobs collection

Medieval Enamel Cross

Published Sept. 30, 2016, 10:50 a.m.

Showing an enamel cross done in a medieval style. The cross is 14 inches tall and 8 inches wide. The piece was done in six interlocking sections with the joint becoming part of the design.

Top Piece of Enamel Cross Alpha Piece of Enamel Cross Bottom Piece of Enamel Cross Stem Piece of Enamel Cross Finished Cross with some perspective

Simple Necklaces

Published June 20, 2016, 10:32 a.m.

Some necklaces I made from enamel sample strips. My wife was very taken with the selection of samples that she wanted some to wear!

Peridot Green Necklace Cobalt Blue Necklace strip Amber Enamel Necklace

Blender 3D modelling

Published June 9, 2016, 11:14 a.m.

Some images from blender 3D that I've made.

Fabergé Style Egg

Enamel Cross Project

Published June 21, 2015, 3:57 p.m.

Project to create an enamel cross roughly 14 inces tall and 8 inches wide.

Here's a selection of images, in chronological order, showing the progress of the project to completion.

Background inspiration Roughly cutting out the sizes of metal required Out of the kiln and cooled down The top section is next Stem joined to bottom to see what it looks like

Sample Floor Tile Strips

Published Sept. 29, 2014, 3:58 p.m.

I worked with Seth Stein Architects to create some enamel strips that were to go between the floor tiles in one of the properties the Architects were developing in Chelsea. I made some initial samples and, of these, a few key colours were chosen to create a mockup for Seth Stein's client to see.

The last of the sample tile strips Floor tile strip mockup Sample floor tile strips 1 to 6 Sample floor tile strips 7 to 12

Cloisonné Enamel Doorknobs

Published April 30, 2014, 4:26 p.m.

Gallery showing the finished cloisonné enamel doorknobs. I took these photos outside trying to get the best view and the best light.

Heart Surrounding the Letter M design by Mark Morris Grapes Cloisonné Enamel Doorknob by Mark Morris Wine Carafe Cloisonné Enamel by Mark Morris Large Cloisonne Doorknob collection by Mark Morris Medium Sized Cloisonné Doorknobs Set

Enamel Tests

Published April 3, 2014, 7:01 p.m.

All things to do with enamel testing.

Milton Bridge Enamels High Resolution tests Milton Bridge Enamels Test Strips

Rectangular Enamel Box

Published Dec. 1, 2013, 4:53 p.m.

The lid and the base are made from copper which has been press formed into shape. The mount is machined from solid brass plate and then polished to give a lasting shine.

The actual dimensions of the box (including the mount) are 84mm x 66mm with 31mm height. There may be some slight variation as all the boxes and mounts are individually crafted.

Rectangular Enamel Box front view Rectangular Enamel Box opened up Rectangular Enamel Box

The Heart of the Heat Exhibition

Published Nov. 30, 2013, 10:56 a.m.

Heart of the Heat exhibition held at the School of Jewellery, Birmingham, UK.

Entries for the Heart of the Heat Exhibition Box that made it into the exhibition Heart of the Heat Exhibition Catalogue Cover The selected enamel box for the Heart of the Heat Exhibition My page in the Heart of the Heat Exhibition Catalogue

The Royal Miniature Society's Annual Exhibition

Published Nov. 1, 2013, 11:55 a.m.

The Royal Miniature Society of Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers hold an annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries in London. These photo's relate to their 2013 exhibition.

Louis Armstrong enamel box for the Royal Miniature Society Exhibition At the Mall Galleries in London Swindon Advertiser's article about my selection for the Exhibition Swindon Advertiser's article about me exhibiting at the Royal Miniature Society Baby Orla enamel box for the Royal Miniature Society Exhibition

Miniature Painting Projects

Published Oct. 1, 2013, 11:54 a.m.

Showing the development of a miniature painting from start to finish.

Painting Saba with a glass of red wine (part 1) Miniature painting of Louis Armstrong (stage 3) Miniature painting of Louis Armstrong (stage 6) Miniature painting of Louis Armstrong (stage 5) Painting Saba with a glass of red wine (part 6)

Workshop Projects

Published Oct. 1, 2013, 9:55 a.m.

Anything to do with the workshop, be it new equipment or the workshop itself.

Workshop Doors from outside Close up of the lightbox set-up Snow down our road Our house in the snow The school run