Enameling on Steel Margot Page says “ it seems that I have always been travelling somewhere….I was born in India in 1944 and spent my childhood in England. My family moved to Montreal when I was 11 years old…” It was there in Montreal that Margot started out as a freelance Fashion Illustrator.
In 1969 she was hired by Sheridan College School of Visual Arts in Oakville. Ontario, to teach fashion design students. Three years later she was teaching general drawing and searching for another medium for her own drawings which had always been in black and white. Another instructor introduced her to the art form of Enameling. She has been producing enamels ever since.
The glazes are fine powders which when heated in a kiln, fuse into lustrous hues of molten glass. Margot uses sheet steel as the ground for her glazes. She cuts the steel with a table band-saw using carbon blades. In 1986 she and her partner sailed to Vancouver Island. Now after 10 years of travelling the world’s ocean’s Margot’s enameled images, a variety of seabirds, flowers and exotica have been mounted onto glass vases, blocks and plates. Margot lives in Duncan on Vancouver Island.