I just love Kevin Coates' work. Many of his pieces consist of a combination of various crafts. Most importantly, goldsmithing. His attention to detail is out of this world and his choice of colours wonderful. Pictures taken at Harley Gallery, Welbeck. #Coates #colour #detail #craft
Today we are going to visit Burano. The little island close to Venice that is known for lace-making and its picturesque colourful houses.
We will not be dissapointed.
Our trip starts at Murano's lighthouse, where colorful ducks of glass greet the travellers. Soon we approach Burano. The houses are really colorful... We stroll around and enjoy the wonderful weather. Though it is still freezing cold, the sun allows to take some nice pictures. One of the little shops special
The day starts with a look out of the window and onto the canal at Fondamenta Venier: Snow!! Unbelievable, but true. It is so cold that the surface of the canal freezes in some areas. This day is the last day of teaching in our schedule. It is packed full of techniques, demonstrations and practice. This has been a fantastic workshop! We have learned so much and the location can honestly not be topped by anything... ...and I was quite chuffed by one of my resulting pieces... #
Today we only stay in Lucio's Studio for the morning.
In regards to the Carnavale that starts in Venice today, we witness the creation of a harlequin. ********** We finally head for the "bus" to Venice and spend a wonderful afternoon despite the terribly cold weather. This has been another fantastic day full of inspiration... #Colour #Bubacco #detail #carnavale #masterclass
This day starts with some practice on the men's torso. Lucio gives us some tricky bits to practice when he demonstrates a centaur. Especially the composition of the body and the correct posture of the legs prove to be a challenge. Inconceivable how detailed such a small statue can get. Just look at the bow and arrow! ********** We then take a brake and pay a visit to Pino Signoretti's workshop where we witness the creation of a beautiful piece of art. The sheer size of the gl
Our second day starts with some details that need to be practised in order to manage the larger pieces. We watch how legs can be made using different techniques. In addtition, we see how to achieve the correct proportions of a torso... ...and, of course, the human hand. (This piece was very interesting not just because of the perfect shape of the hand itself, but also due to the curlicue that finished it off.)
We spent lunchtime in Carlo Dona's Workshop which proved to be
After showing the group around in his workshop, Lucio introduces us to the world of sculptural lampworking. What a great challenge. In a couple of mindblowing demonstrations Lucio Bubacco shows us how to control heat and how to use gravity in order to create his fantastic creatures. For lunch we are joined by the famous lampwork artist Vittorio Constantini and his wife. They spoil us with a delicious risotto! After lunch Vittorio demonstrates the creation of a little bird. Wo
A couple of days ago I had an idea that needed to be realized. I made some of the beads that I really love: Pure eye-candy and so very colorful. May I introduce: My little guardian angels! #Colour #detail #fun
Looking at some of my own beads it is easy to see that Kristina is a major inspiration for my work and I admire her style and attention to detail. It was a real pleasure to meet her in person in the Volkmann's studio in Hamburg. I was amazed to see how calm and concentrated Kristina works on every single detail. She draws a lot of energy and motivation from doing yoga. I love all the pieces she brought into the studio. The oblong beads will sometimes be ground and set into a
It was a real pleasure to meet Michael Barley at the Volkmann's studio in Hamburg. I was interested to see how he works with regular Effetre glass and achieves effects that one would normally associate with the use of silver glass. I love the soft transitions between the subtle colours. The slightly irregular oval is one of my favourite shapes. A lovely example of Michael's swirl beads with an abundance of colour. I like the depth. Michael's caterpillar bead. The striations a