1. Necklace for Spring, 2. New Work 02/09, 3. Blue Division Earrings, 4. Organica Bracelet, 5. Fozzy Bracelets, 6. Funky Heart Pendants, 7. Paradise City Northampton, 8. New Work 03/09, 9. Close-up, 10. Double Drop Earrings, 11. Green Enamel Pendant, 12. Double Leaf Earrings, 13. Oval Sgraffito Earrings, 14. Cha Cha's in production, 15. Red Flower Brooch, 16. Totem Brooch Created with fd's Flickr Toys
I've been exploring enamel finally and an wondering what has taken me so long! And who better to become inspired by than Angela Gerhard! I've been a fan for a long time, and loved her recent article in Art Jewelry magazine, so I wanted to contemplate her technique and discover what particularly attracts me to her work.
Angela's graphic shapes fascinate me. The color blocks, the amoebic forms, the scraffito'd interruptions. I'm quite enamored of the imperfect circumferences she pierces, the more elegant bezel set 'cabochons", her etched; matte finish surface textures and the seeming simplicity of her designs. This quality of enameling is anything but easy.
I'd be honored to take a master class from Ms. Gerhard, although I know I don't have the skill set yet. And of course quite aside from the fact that she's said that she doesn't teach. Shame. I think it's time for another workshop over at Creative Arts Group.