This challenge follows on from the April Conference when we watched masterclasses by:

Mer Almagro painting on enamel; Barbara Minor using inlaid seed beads; Sandra McEwen fusing fine silver to create a champlevé base; Bea Stoertz doing lampwork on copper and Marcelo Bessi experimenting with oxidation, over-firing and tempering. So, who inspired us most and which techniques would we most like to use? Here are our pieces:

Jane Shepherd: InSPIRA(L)tion

4 spiral brooches inspired by (clockwise from lower left) Barbara Minor, Mer Almagro, Marcelo Bessi and Sandra McEwen. All pinned to needle felt spiral inspired by Art Attack. Overall idea of spirals and colour inspired by Bea Stoertz.

Winter2021 CS 1