Sunday, August 30, 2009

sketchbook 30/08/09

Setsuko Sanagawa is a jewelry artist who is a resident crafts person at the Harbourfront Centre. Fortunately her workbench was right at the foot of the raised observational walkway so I had an opportunity to sketch her from this unique vantage point.

Her tackle box was filled with small canisters of different coloured powdered glass that she sprinkled on to the copper shapes and then she puts each piece into the kiln for 30seconds to melt. The result is a shiny piece of enameled copper from which she will string together all the individual pieces to make a necklace.

However, she was so busy with enameling her pieces that I didn't get a chance to talk to her a bit more. But please visit her Flickr pages where you'll find a beautiful array of work. (click on her name above)


Dan Kent said...

The drawing of Sentsuko Sanagawa is so good - the angle is interesting - this could not have been easy. I like the way you arranged the composition and the words as well. Nicely done!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful drawing !