Enamel Works…

02Feb14

A really interesting post on the artist/maker Helen Carnac

Helen Carnac

Helen Carnac is a maker, curator and academic who lives and works in London. Drawing, mark-making, the explicit connections between material, process and maker and an emphasis on deliberation and reflection are all central to her practice as a maker and thinker. An Internationally acclaimed enameller – she works with vitreous enamel on steel – it is the type of enamel used for domestic ‘white wear’ – including baths, sinks, pots and pans.

Carnac has a commitment to understanding where materials come from and how we may understand place through this. She is part of a group of artists who collectively meet as ‘Walking, Talking, Making’. Her philosophy of making may be broadly understood through this and she has run many thinking and making projects that begin and end with walking.

In 2009 Carnac was awarded a Cultural leadership fellowship in the Crafts in order to develop ideas about how…

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