July 27, 2017
As an artist I have spent many years learning to look, listen, and feel in order to create my work. Often, I look at an art work and wonder how in the world did the artist make that? So many times you have to take a course to learn a new process or technique. That can get very expensive when you figure in tuition, travel, lodging, and meals. I also understand that some techniques in art, like enameling, take years to perfect and learn with inherent dangers of a kiln and the enamel dust, so precautions are a must before you venture into a new direction. Most artists are very helpful and open, but I would encourage all artists to openly share their passion and let people in on the secret. I feel this this would only stimulate more people to take an interest in your art, or to take a course to learn more. I just finished this bowl for the Enamel Society 2017 auction. I took some process pictures to document my thoughts and challenges of how this bowl came to life. I hope you enjoy the process and my art better. If you have any questions I will try and answer them. Enameling is a process that is part chemistry and sometimes part magic.
May 25, 2022
Thanks so much.. super interesting! I can feel your frustration about the cracks! I am new to enameling, trying to find my place and my vision (&, of course, technique). Sincerely, Lily Winter
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