I am honored that my wall piece Captured Compositions is part of an exhibit for juried members at the League of NH Craftsmen Exhibition Gallery in Concord through March 22. Nearly all media areas are represented, including baskets, fiber (wearable and decorative), wood (including furniture), printmaking, metal in many forms, pottery, photography and glass.
Captured Compositions has also been chosen for the international juried exhibition at the 17th biennial Enamelist Society Conference in Eugene, Oregon in August.
Captured Compositions explained:
This series uses vitreous enamel over steel. Vitreous enamel is a thin layer of glass fused at a high temperature in a kiln to the surface of a metal.
The process involves layers of enamel and ceramic decal transfers run through a special ceramic decal printer.
These 4” by 4” images begin as photos of nature, decaying industrial sites and evocative photos that I have taken or collected over a lifetime. The ceramic decals were applied to the enameled piece and fired in the kiln at 1450f to 1550f.
The subjects include gnarly tree roots and reflecting river grass or urban brick buildings and abandoned grain silos. What inspires me most is contrast and texture in nature and industry and tackling the infinite challenges and opportunities of the enamel process.
Le génie des images
Contemporary art and art jewelry exhibition
La Joaillerie par Mazlo
May 4-May 5
In Person Kaleidoscope Class, Charmed I'm Sure Studio, Mechanicsburg, Pa.
June 1-June 2
In Person Kaleidoscope Class, Littleton Studio School, Little, NH.
New Class, Open Ongoing:
Silver Metal Clay: A New Way with instructors Anne Dinan and Linda Kaye-Moses
New Class, Open Ongoing:
Collage on Steel
Open Ongoing Online Class
Open Ongoing Online Class:
"I've done quite a bit of enameling but taking Anne Dinan's new class Screening with Enamels has been opened a new world for me. Her online class is very easy to follow. She provides her students with clear information regarding supplies, cost and where to find the material. She shows all the steps and techniques in her videos and she walks you through the processes. Beside the videos, she provides picture samples with notes to make the process more clear. She encourage her students to look at her techniques and experience as a tool to explore other alternatives and discover other ways to do the same thing. She responds very quickly to the questions by providing more pictures and descriptions.
This class has been a month of wonderful experiences, challenges, and inspirations. I look forward for another wonderful class from her."