“The beauty, life, vitality, essence, spirit, wherever one may call it, is what matters in the objects I want to own and make. Transparent vitreous enamel has been fascinating to me because of its ability to catch and reflect light. At times the transparent enameled surface seems to expand its boundaries.” – Artist’s statement, California […]
www.hollyjcarter.com Fluid Series: Artist Description: The Fluid Series depicts the Vertebrae, its natural structure and support, but also the life fluids that flow between the bones and muscles. -Holly J Carter
Artist Statement: Enamel is unending pleasure. I start a piece with specific ideas in mind and a theory about how to get there; what comes out of the kiln is something much better than I have imagined, and I have to follow the shifts of color called for as each piece evolves into its final […]
Artist description: Enamel on cross & line folded copper, synclastic & anticlastic raised. Enamel both highlights and is influenced by the shape of the fold formed metal.
Artist Statement: “I have been working with enamels for over thirty years and have been introduced to several different techniques as an apprentice in Vienna. I found Limoges the most suitable technique to “paint” with enamels. Each piece is still as challenging and interesting as the first and I keep it that way by making […]
www.gailreidstudio.com Artist Statement: My focus alternates between work that examines our expectations and responses to change, and vessels that indulge my desire to explore form and texture.
Artist Statement: “My way of working is based on the availability of enameling supplies and the contemporary work of the late Fred Ball. I work in layers, pushing the enamel into place and then firing. There are between 6 to15 layers or firings in each piece. I also incorporate compatible glass into all my pieces […]