Enameling Skills are really not that difficult once you understand some of the basic enameling principles. Using a sifter or paintbrush, and placing a screen into a hot kiln are not very hard to do. Working with tweezers to bend thin wires can be more challenging, but with practice most students develop these skills too. When you know how perform basic preparation, application, and firing tasks, the burning question often becomes "What do I do with what I know?".
A trip to the beach!
We will begin the workshop, weather permitting, with a trip to nearby Sunset Beach. There we will walk, observe, and pay attention to how we respond to what we see. The imagery from our trip can be used as inspiration during the week. We can also design from photographs and from personal artwork in other media. Though the beach is inspiring to many, you may have other images which inspire you!