About

Yvonne is a Toronto enamellist and goldsmith with many years experience in jewellery making, including graduating from the George Brown Jewellery Program in 2008.  She specializes in enamel jewellery, bowls and art.  Torched Studio is her jewellery line and craft studio.

Her work is abstract expressionism using glass and metal instead of paint and canvas. Her love of colour is expressed in simple, abstract, vividly hued designs.  Each piece is a chance to try a new experiment, whether it’s a new colour combination, a new firing time or new designs.  Many of the techniques she uses to create her work involve doing what you’re “not supposed to do”.  Overfiring, oxidizing, melting, burning, scratching.  Her enamels involve several layers of custom blended colours, guaranteeing that each piece is unique.

Her work was featured in the Fire and Fusion enamel exhibition as part of the Toronto International Jewellery Festival and has been published in the book “1000 Beads” by Lark Books. She was chosen as one of the top ten Toronto Etsy jewellery designers by The Culture Trip international blog and has been featured in FutuReale Magazine

Enamelling makes her very happy and she loves sharing this happiness by teaching enamelling to others.

 

8 responses to “About

  1. Hello,

    I have an aluminium emblem off a motorcycle that I would like the background in-filled translucent red (the colour of wine).
    Can you do this?

    Thanks,
    Greg

  2. Hi Greg,
    I just sent you an email.

  3. just found your site…love those bowls! Can you please tell me if it is safe to put raw food (nuts,olives etc) into an enamelled copper bowl? IKf you could answer me by email, I’d be very grateful.

    • Hi Jackie,

      Yes, it’s safe to put nuts, etc in the enamel bowls. It’s lead free enamel and basically enamel is a finely ground glass that is fired to bond onto the copper. So the surface is glass and food safe.

      I’m glad you like them 🙂

      I sent you an email as well.

      Yvonne

  4. Patrice Baker

    Hi Yvonne, wondering when your next beginner enamelling class is?
    Patrice

  5. Hi, I’m just getting started in enamelling and wonder where you get your supplies from? Do you have a local/ domestic supplier, or do you have to order from the States.
    I like your art, too, and hope to do nice things as well.

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