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Monday, May 24, 2010

Enamel Explorations

I had a great semi-private lesson yesterday at the Morean Arts Center, St. Pete, with two students who had taken the Torch-Fired Enamel Workshop I.  Yesterday was all about play.  We worked with liquid enamels, shibuichi a la Maire Dodd, sgraffito, millefiori, cat's whiskers, ceramic underglaze pigments ...

The first pic is of a felted vessel by Vicki, who is a talented fiber artist and teacher.  The final thing we do at the beginning workshop is to embed wire shapes into the enamel.  This is Vicki's wonderful felted piece with her growth spiral pendant.




Next comes a parade of torch-fired enamel explorations ....


                                      

















That's All Folks! 


4 comments:

EB Bead and Metal Works said...

All of the pendants are fantastic! I especially like the felted bowl with the spiral pendant. The colors are gorgeous! Have you thought about coming to the midwest for a class :)

Maria said...

So pretty!!

Cindy said...

Wow, Wow, Wow!!! Your student's work is amazing! I just know they had a lot of FUN! I thought of you today at Richard's workshop when we talked about enameling, and also because 2 of your students were there again with us.
Cindy

Riki Schumacher said...

Fun Barbara, wish I could have been there. Hugs, Riki