Jewelry Designers get to spend the winter trying new things at the work bench. For me my heart jumps straight to enameling. I've been experimenting with new colours and new shapes. Here are a couple of photos taken at my bench. I'm not sure what all of these pieces will become yet...
I had the pleasure of teaching my first enamelling class last week! Teaching is something that has been on my to-do list for a couple of years now and I finally had the right opportunity to try it out. I had the honour of teaching a pretty amazing woman, Salem has a business in Ethiopia called Salem's Designs. She employ's other artisans who make jewellery, textiles, pottery, and basketry. She has a large space in Addis Ababa where people can go and watch the artists work and also purchase one of the beautiful pieces. Salem is invested in the art of handmade and in offering skill teaching and employment to artisans in Ethiopia. She's pretty inspiring to talk to and caught on to the enamelling techniques really quickly. Below is a photo of the pieces she made with me.
If you are interested in learning some enamel tricks with me please send me a message info at pkkdesign dot com and I can let you know more details.