Visual Brainstorming for Cloisonne´
Creativity is often described as the ability to ask and imagine possible "What If?" questions. I've created an exercise, Name it and Change it, that helps students improve their ability to ask more and different "What If?" questions
One Wire Cloisonne´ Explorations
Beginner level cloisonne´ lessons that focus on the color instead of the wires. You do not always need to use lots of wires in your pieces. I enjoy making "one-wire" pieces because I get to play but see my results within a "cloisonne´" format.
Creativity and Layer Combinations
Do you want to create unique enamel layers that move beyond a simple gradation of transparent color? Ricky shows you how he has taught himself how to "think in enamel layers" to develop his personal enamel vocabulary
Enamel Science 101
Ricky examines some of the basic enamel principles and variables that need to be considered with most enameling projects.
Creative Color Layers 3: Advanced
Create, design, and express yourself with enamel color. Ricky breaks down his process into SIX types of layers and creates lessons to explore different his questions. Includes Copy, Experiment, Play, Translate, and Design.
Ricky's Design Vocabulary
Ricky uses some of his finished enamels to demonstrate some of the different types of design questions that he asks himself while making his cloisonne´ jewelry. A 10 part series