Monday, 30 May 2016

ALL ABOUT ENAMEL

The story of Archie and Dorothy the second project as part of Echoes in Enamel, has been well received at the Museum in the Park, Stroud. 
The feed back I am getting about this Arts Council funded work is emotional.
People are looking at the enamel pieces and then reading the story of the two locked in their suicide pact, (for the whole story) and have been moved.
But as part of this funding I have been able to run an enamel taster workshop at the Museum.
Here are my examples to whet everyone's appetite. A great deal can be achieved in a day.
I wanted to show that enamel can be contemporary and accessible. 
We used simple methods, just using wet enamel.
Drawing into it when the wet enamel has dried.
Simply cut stencils helped to tighten up the drawing.
Cooking skewers were used as tools.
The group took to layering up the enamel, firing and drawing through in stages.
Everyone went away with 2 or 3 
successful pieces.
Drawing skills were shown to best advantage.
Experimentation was fully realized.
The whole day was lots of fun and it has bought this section of the project to a successful close. 
The enamel book will be on show until 5 June, at the Museum in the Park, Stroud.
Thank you to Northern Kilns for making this workshop possible with the loan of a kiln.



2 comments:

Sue Marrazzo said...

All are so FUN!!!

Printed Material said...

Oh how I would have loved to play with enamel in Stroud. As ever, you have coaxed fantastic results from all involved. Another beautiful enamel response as well to that tragic story too. Can't think about it without it makes me want to cry.