I will be teaching a session at Haystack Mountain School of Arts and Crafts this summer…it’s a wonderful place to be going and I am very much looking forward to it…see here for more details

Thinking About Traces: Collecting and Making Marks in Enamel

Each Other by Helen Carnac, 2009. Vitreous
enamel on steel. Photo David Gates.

The world is full of marks: they may be left accidentally or made with a purpose—we might notice them or they may go unfound. Using the outside environs at Haystack we will collect a range of marks found in the landscape. These findings will be developed in the studio into a range of drawn marks and mark making tools, which will become the basis of an exploration of non-traditional enameling processes. Through a series of demonstrations and studio work we will explore a range of techniques including mark making, drawing, sgraffito, collage, and the reappropriation of found materials.


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