Sharon Pine

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Country : New Zealand

Price : AUD $330 [enquiries to treasurer@maanz.org]

Materials : Slate, smalti, glass gems

Dimensions : 30 x 30 cms

Lockdown Lava came to be during the most recent level four lockdown in New Zealand.  I usually work in china and stained glass but decided the time had come to tackle a pile of second-hand slate which had been growing moss in the garden as I didn’t have any idea of how to process it.

I chose bright orange smalti as it contrasted nicely with the colour of the slate and I like the effect it gives of molten lava running through rocks.