Eileen, Thanks for all the advice and the sites, I will look into
I have purchased a lot of my supplies from Metalliferrous. They
have an awesome collection of findings, and I have had loads of fun
using some of their pieces in my work, unfortunately I don’t
remember them having any drinking vessels but I will check again.
One of my other hobbies is medieval recreation so I was hoping to
find some copper goblets. I also found American Metalcraft and they
have some plates but no goblets, and I think they have some mugs.
Last time I looked I didn’t see a website for Enamelwork but I have
heard wonderful things about Carol and her company. I will look
again. The other sites you mentioned, Joan Schlaifer & Precision
Metal Spinning I don’t know but I will investigate…
I am seriously tempted by conference, one of my very strong
interests in enameling is plique-a-jour and I would love to go to
the Almeyda workshop among others. Unfortunately, money is a bit
too tight to fly all the way out to Washington state, so I am afraid
I am going to have to wait. Of course, if my lottery ticket hits,
I’m there in a heartbeat. The North-east Enamelist Guild is
doing a June seminar and workshops at the Newark Museum. The
workshops will be run by Harlan Butts & Linda Darty so luckily I
have a local alternative. Harlan is having us work w/ cups from
American Metalcraft, although if I am correct they might be closer
to mugs then what I was looking for. I am sure Harlan will be able
to answer some questions.
Joel (in NYC where it’s cold outside but we’re drinking Margaritas
to keep warm) Happy Cinco de Mayo!