If I wanted to be a painter, I wouldn’t have sprung for the kiln

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in your brain on art | No Comments
If I wanted to be a painter, I wouldn’t have sprung for the kiln

Woodrow Carpenter, in the pages of Glass on Metal, has been waging a one-man campaign to get enameling recognized as a form of painting.¬† His premise, which I agree with, is that enameling can be every bit the fine art that painting is. His frustration, which I share, is that the medium isn’t well recognized. […]

Unmixed Media — a new taxonomy of art fair categories (or, help the homeless enamelists!)

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Unmixed Media — a new taxonomy of art fair categories (or, help the homeless enamelists!)

Non-jewelry enamelists who do art fairs are not only not common, they’re kind of screwed. We are homeless orphans who do not fall into any of the standard art show application media categories. With the exception of the ACC which is, as far as I know, the only organization running¬† a show with an enamel […]

Review: enameling planche 6×8

Posted by on Apr 26, 2012 in object diagnostic | No Comments

Because I work on the large side, and because I box-form many of my wall enamels before firing them, keeping my pieces from warping is one of the biggest technical challenges I have to cope with. I’ve experimented with a number of approaches — before, during, and after firing — and this 6×8 steel planche […]