drum roll please

Melissa requests a drum roll for some Big News.

Exciting news!!
I’ve been awarded an Australia Council Visual Arts Board grant to undertake a residency with Elizabeth Turrell at the University of the West of England in March of next year! I’m going to spend all of March in Bristol working with liquid enamel, at the Centre for Fine Print Research, with the inspirational Elizabeth!

As you can tell by my (typical) overuse of exclamation marks, I’m excited!!

I was at Elizabeth’s second workshop, held after the JMGA conference in Perth this year, where she taught the fundamentals of liquid enameling to a very enthusiastic bunch of jewellers, including the amazing Inari Kiuru who has gone on to use her knowledge spectacularly. I waxed lyrical about the course and her at the time and I have been attempting ever since to find a way to get to work with her again. And finally, success!!

I cannot wait.

10 thoughts on “drum roll please”

  1. Congratulations Melissa. I heard you speak at the JMGA conference, and I love your work. Enjoy the experience.

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