What I stumbled upon recently on Maria's blog was an article about anodized aluminum. About 15 years ago I was introduced to this stuff at a class I was taking with Nick Barnes at the Art League School in Alexandria, VA. The class focused on cold connections. I worked with this colorful metal for for a year or two but strayed. But, I have a renewed interest! Some of you know this colorful metal from the wonderful work of Kerry Bogert. Yeah, that's the stuff we're talkin' about!
Maria's blog profiled a recent workshop with visiting artist Lindsey Mann, which was hosted by Plymouth College of Art, where Maria teaches jewelry and silversmithing. After seeing Lindsey's work, I knew I had to buy her book! It arrived today and is amazing! Absolutely!
If you've hesitated to try torch-fired enamel, anodized aluminum might be a fun alternative! I know I'll be digging out my anodized aluminum from it's hiding spot!
But just for fun, let me ask you, do you have any experience with anodized aluminum? Does it appeal to you? What do you think about the intensity of the color? Looking forward to hearing from you!