John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk SchoolI had the pleasure of assisting Enamelist artist Dennis Hinds at the John C. Campbell Folk School for his Enameling workshop. Before Dennis asked me to be his assistant, I had never experimented with enameling…WOW!!!!  What a great medium!!! In a nut shell, enameling is a material made by fusing powdered glass to a substrate by firing, usually between 750 and 850 °C (1,382 and 1,562 °F). The powder melts, flows, and then hardens to a smooth, durable vitreous coating on metal, or on glass or ceramics. I absolutely fell in love with this medium, because of the instant gratification I recieved once experimenting with different effects. I’m so glad I had the opportunity to assist Dennis and I thank him very much. It gave me the chance to introduce my line of work with concrete art and I’m strongly considering  teaching a class that includes different aspects of 3-d sculpture, stamp making, and Lino. print making. IMG_1010IMG_0962

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