Saturday, October 8, 2011

Workshop at Arrowmont

I have been taking forever on getting to this, but here is part one of my stay at Arrowmont for the Enamelist Society Conference:

While I was at Arrowmont a few weeks ago I took a workshop with Ricky Frank on "Light and Color in Cloisonne." Ricky Frank is a really great artist, and he taught me so much in the 2 1/2 day workshop. We focused on clarity and blending of colors in enamel. I was really pleased with how my sample turned out. I was able to blend colors like never before, and the enamel was crystal clear!

Ricky giving us a demo:

Here is a progression of my samples I worked on during the workshop:

The Arrowmont campus was beautiful! Here are some images I took of the campus:

The Red Barn - where I stayed

The dining hall

I saw a black bear behind this building! They were all over!


  1. So great to see your pics! Thank you for sharing, it's inspiring.

  2. Michelle, Your work is really beautiful I am wondering if you ore offering any workshops in the Phoenix area.

    Michele G

    1. Thank you Michele! Yes, this summer I will be teaching a couple of enameling workshops at Harold Studio ( and an enameling class and chain making class at Phoenix Center for the Arts.(

      I would love to have you in one of my classes! :)