Bezels for Enamels
In a series of Zoom classes, Ricky demonstrates some of his techniques for making bezel settings for his enamels.
Ricky's Design Questions #1
Ricky explains how his questions lead to his enamel vision and voice. Part 1
Ricky's TES Talk: Learning to Enamel
Ricky's online presentation for the Enamelist Society, 6/4/2022. Ricky speaks about how one teaches themself skills, how enamel artists Ruth Ball and Anne Besse-Shepherd apply these ideas, and his own handmade embossed foil enamel jewelry.
Introduction to Sifting and Firing
In this lesson, Ricky explores how enamel changes when it is heated. Do NOT try to make art or something "that you like"; instead, let your direct experience and observations to teach you about how copper, enamel, and heat interacts.
Problem-Solving: What does it depend on?
What do you do when you don't understand why you got the result that you did? This happens a lot when you are learning to enamel and even after decades of experience. Watch Ricky problem-solve an unexpected result.
Sifting and Mindfulness
Learn some basic sifting techniques and begin to Pay Attention to your process. Ricky explores some of the many types of questions you might ask yourself as you apply and move enamel around on your piece.