“I like vessels … you’ve got an inside and an outside. I like things hidden.” — June Schwarcz

June Schwarcz is 97 years old and still enameling today..

June in her studio

I feel quite drawn to work like this, where the more you seek the more details you find..

I once had a conversation with one of my teachers where he asked me why I kept making boxes.. for some reason I am drawn to boxes and hollow structures as well, we decided there was some sort of “protecting” aspect about it.. and when I see her vessels I get just that, I think her subtlety shows through, these are not to be used in a common form, they were made to hold something deeper… they are to be admired and loved as the  beautiful object they are..

This video features her talking about her work, it is so inspiring to see someone so fulfilled and with a life time of memories through making..

 

Oh..well, did I tell you I really like her work?🙂

One thought on ““I like vessels … you’ve got an inside and an outside. I like things hidden.” — June Schwarcz

  1. Oh, these are fascinating – thank you for sharing. Some of these remind me of historical jade pieces which have broken, and been stapled together with gold, so that the piece has a “scar” of its breaking but is still cherished.

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