About Shalini Austin
I am a self taught metalsmith and I make Copper Things. Originally from New Delhi, India I now live in Stamford, Lincolnshire with my husband and 2 rescue dogs. It started as a hobby in 2008, making wire jewellery. As I progressed on my creative journey I learnt to appreciate sheet metal, especially copper. So it is only natural that my work is now taking a new path in fabricating metal. Since Summer 2014 I have been working mainly with sheet copper, crafting a decorative and functional range of copper jewellery, home-ware and sculptures. I love working with sheet metal and creating interesting 3D forms and shapes, often using nothing more than a simple hammer to create textures. Recently I have also started kiln fired enamelling, which has proven very popular, especially with jewellery customers.
Metalwork (Copper), Enamelling
Open to the Public?
Yes, by appointment only
Provides Course / Training
Available for Craft Fairs
Available - please ask about pricing
Enamelled Copper Wall Art MOODS!
Enamelled Copper Wall Art Reflecting My Moods
Raging – hot – cold – angry – weepy – deadly calm – bursting with energy – head all over the place – wonderful creative ideas – all of this and more!
Enamelled Copper Wall Art MOODS is quite a good reflection of many moods of Shalini (Me!). All these moods could happen in the same day… sometimes within an hour!
I can almost see women of a certain age reading this and nodding their heads. Yes you guessed it, I am going through the “change” (well… menopause is how most people would understand it). And one of the biggest symptom of this stage of life my has been mood swings.