Enamel bowls

Click here to see a selection of Pat’s beautiful enamelled bowls

Artistic panels

Click here to see illustrative work on wall-hung panels and murals.

Copper bowls

Click here to see Pat’s range of blank copper bowls for enamelling artists

An introduction to Pat Johnson enamels

Self-taught in enamelling, Pat’s experimental techniques of melting coloured glass on metal surfaces produce beautiful results.

Enamelling on copper is a truly exciting medium. The process involves melting the enamel grains of glass on to copper. The colours are seen at their best on bowls but can also be used to create images on panels which have beauty and impact.

During her career Pat has developed a number of ways to make unique textures and qualities of colour with enamel. These are best shown on her copper bowls where she loves to work with abstract designs inspired by the processes of geology, which are similar to firing enamels.  Colour relationships also play a large part  in Pat’s bowls.   When enamelling on  panels Pat is able to create realistic and imaginative images, which she exhibits in galleries and group shows. Working on copper and steel she produces individual pieces and murals, both small and large scale, and has completed many commissions.

Pat also supplies ‘blank’ copper bowls to enamellers – effectively a blank ‘canvas’ for enamelling artists to work on. Her two catalogues, showing the same bowls but arranged differently, are seen below.

WHERE TO SEE PAT’S WORK

Pat’s bowls can be seen at Primavera Gallery in Cambridge – click here to open their web site in a new page.

Pat also teaches short courses at West Dean College near Chichester, West Sussex – click here to see the West Dean website.