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
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
Color Layers for Cloisonne´
Ricky shows a process for exploring new color layers, asking design questions, and then applying what he has learned to a new cloisonne´design.
Translate a Color Image into an Enamel Image
Ricky explains and demonstrates one approach to translating a photo image into an enamel image
The Pink and Green Handmade Foil Collage
Ricky combines layers of foil, wires, and opaque/transparent/opal enamel to create new enamel vocabulary.
Ricky's Design Questions #2
Ricky explains how his questions lead to his enamel vision and voice. Part 2