Monday, March 9, 2015

The Tile Experiment Update

Last week I finished the second of my 2 tile pieces. I've decided that I like them, but there are so many repetitive actions needed to create even one piece that the process doesn't thrill me. Lots of cutting of the squares and drilling of the squares….then there's the jump rings one needs to make in (what seems like) massive quantities. However I'm glad that I gave it a try. Maybe in the future I'll pick up where I left off, but for now I'll move on.

The first set of pictures is the piece "My Creative Well". Representing how I feel that creatively I draw on everything: the emotional, physical, nature, the universe, the intuitive, the subconscious, my ambitions. There's a small hanging bucket that attaches to the well tower.


This second piece is "Good Under Pressure 2". Instead of using a fair amount of color transfers like I did in the first piece, I fired up all the red, orange, yellow enamels and used the iron-based fired transfers exclusively. This piece is about my awareness that under stress I really want my physical body to hold up - I'm holding the thought that it is! Hanging from the top cross beam is a mini submarine, the best icon I could think of for good under pressure while going into the depths of me.


Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Upcoming Class: Constructed Narratives

Next month I'm excited to teach another class at Pratt Fine Arts Center, April 18-19. The class description is as follows:

This unique workshop will blend technique-rich demos with discussion of concept and design in small dimensional work. The instructor will share her sculptural and narrative focus in ways that will appeal to enamelists, jewelers, mixed media and multi-disciplinary artists, and others interested in stretching in new directions. Learn braised copper construction, unusual assemblage options, torch firing of enamels, surface design and patina techniques, and use of found objects in your work. This is an opportunity to work on a new scale, with new materials, and to make a new kind of statement in your work. Make samples or design a new piece.


Also I created an e-book to entice you further! Click here to view.

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