There are a tonne of events happening in Toronto in May for TIJF – the Toronto International Jewellery Festival – and for the big SNAG – Society of North American Goldsmiths – conference. But the one I’m most excited about is Fire and Fusion: a TIJF Enamelling Exhibition!
I’m super excited because my Tide Pool enamel bowl has been accepted for the exhibition, whoo hoo! And I’m also excited because I will get to see the work of 30 other enamel artists from across Canada. Enamelling isn’t an incredibly common skill, so sometimes it feels a little lonely in front of that kiln, and it will be wonderful to see what other people create with enamel. The best thing for me about enamel is that it is so versatile, you can do a different technique every day and never run out of ideas. So I’m sure there will be a lot of variety in the art that is presented.
The exhibition will be on from May 1st to 30th at the Rainbow Gallery, 80 Front St. East in Toronto. The opening reception is May 1st from 12:30 to 2pm.
Here is a video of the artists involved. If you know anything about enamelling you will realize the crazy amount of work that went into some of these pieces!
Here is the Facebook link for the Fire and Fusion exhibition – https://www.facebook.com/FireAndFusion?fref=ts
And the website – http://fireandfusion.wordpress.com/
And the TIJF website – http://tijf.info/
And the SNAG website – http://www.snagmetalsmith.org/events/conferences/
And of course, here is my bowl 🙂 I hope you make it to the exhibition to see it in person!!!