I make jewelry with tiny enamel-on-copper paintings. Long, long ago and pretty far away, I was an architect, working on buildings in big cities (New York, Baltimore and Seattle). I actually did a lot of construction management. Then computers got graphical interfaces and I fell in love. Drawing illustrations on a Mac+ with a brick for a mouse. It was a beginning in digital arts. Trying to figure out how to make a living, I spent several years in Information Architecture, teaching computer science and design at the university.
I discovered enameling on metal while doing a 9 week work-study program at John C Campbell Folk School. What sould be better? Fabulous studio space in teh mountains with great people and incredible meals 3x a day. I came home to my painting studio, no kiln, but a fair amount of space. I taught myself to torch enamel without burning the house down. I took a metalworks basics class at the local community center. Then covid hit. Back to the internet.