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Enamelling Workshop

12 Oct

via Inspiration strikes! | atelierannicariad.

Saturday saw an Open Day at Coleg Sir Gar and I was asked to run an enamelling workshop to show prospective students one of the things we do at college.  I had such a fun and productive day, makeing work and telling the visitors what a great college it is.  Here are some photographs …..

12144763_10153576741331885_1615140860122426730_n 11224529_10153576741286885_1673112365265728531_n (1) How patriotic am I  to my school?  Printed Tee shirt with the college logo!12144922_10153576741231885_910323704483245439_n (1) 12122932_10153576741451885_1389045777949741871_n 12112161_10153576741536885_5519441925071104387_n  This last shot shows a landscape I made a few years ago, which I took along to demonstrate the versitlity of enamel and how it can be used for much more than dainty jewellery embellishment.


Happy New Year!

14 Feb

1012554_10152150964334764_8674422_nInspiration strikes in strange ways, this time, it was during dreamtime, and I was riding a giant wave.  I’ve never surfed but if it’s a gazillionth as incredible as my dream, hell, I’m out there….just as soon as the weather warms up!  So, big waves, jade greens, icy blues, foaming whites, deepest indigo, drift wood, old tyres, doll’s arms…..all very inspiring and that dream has started me on my new year project.  This term, or semester as they insist on calling it, we are told told develop our own brief, so, the sea it is!  I’ve been looking at work by Brendan Stuart Burns, Helen Carnac and Elizabeth Turrell for inspiration, making test tiles in my studio at home, pinning a mood board, and digging out dozens of big wave images from the net.  Hell, I’ve even been reading poetry about the sea …girl’s keen this time around!