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Catherine Crowe is an award winning enamel artist who works primarily in champlevé, a technique developed by the Celts over 2000 years ago and grisaille, a 15th century French technique. Though the method has been modernized, it still takes 5 days of skilled work to go through the champleve process, and grisaille pieces are fired up to 15 times. Each piece has to be made individually from scratch as there are no shortcuts or manufacturing processes that can be applied.

Catherine’s design inspiration also comes from Celtic history – informed by independent scholarly research in archaeology, anthropology, myth and folklore.

Her interest in Celtic culture does not end with the visual arts – she is also a fine traditional singer who has recorded two critically acclaimed albums (“This Ancient Fabric” and “Dark is the Colour”) and worked both on and back stage with the…

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  • Joined November 22, 2008

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enamel, copper, brass, glass

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About

Catherine Crowe is an award winning enamel artist who works primarily in champlevé, a technique developed by the Celts over 2000 years ago and grisaille, a 15th century French technique. Though the method has been modernized, it still takes 5 days of skilled work to go through the champleve process, and grisaille pieces are fired up to 15 times. Each piece has to be made individually from scratch as there are no shortcuts or manufacturing processes that can be applied.

Catherine’s design inspiration also comes from Celtic history – informed by independent scholarly research in archaeology, anthropology, myth and folklore.

Her interest in Celtic culture does not end with the visual arts – she is also a fine traditional singer who has recorded two critically acclaimed albums (“This Ancient Fabric” and “Dark is the Colour”) and worked both on and back stage with the Toronto Irish Players through several productions.

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