Flattened vases, 2006 (from here)
The other day I bought the current issue of one of my favourite magazines: Craft Arts International. It is an Australian magazine which covers ceramics, glass, wood, prints, textiles,... many top quality studio crafts, and makers from all over the world. I find the quality of the articles to be just as high as the work they describe, and it is a publication the arrival of which I greatly anticipate. There are also reviews of international exhibitions. I read it from cover to cover.
In this issue I saw what I thought were ceramics which attracted me, and I was surprised to find that the work is enamel. This is not a material/technique which I've really thought about in the field of art/studio craft. And it is unfortunate that through the photographs I cannot fully appreciate the material itself.
Vases: After Rain/After Snow, 2013, silver, copper, enamel, aluminium foil, silver powder, taller 45cm (from here)
Hiroki Iwata is the artist, - and I found that for the first time in many years I once more covet body adornments.
Four Brooches, 2013, silver, enamel, aluminium foil, silver powder, each 8 x 8 x 4cm.
Three Brooches, 2013,silver, enamel, aluminium foil, silver powder, ht. 8.5cm (brooch images from here)
Here, and here, and here are links to information. How I would love to explore how these pieces feel, and look for real.