Bill Helwig.... Artist, enamelist, teacher, raconteur, visionary,
alchemist, critic, chain-smoker, friend has passed on. ...He has
left behind so much for us to remember. His art work was a passionate
act of the heart...beautiful, witty, erotic and profound. He was a
most generous a teacher, if he sensed you were interested in
learning. He did not suffer fools or mince words. He was a great
technician in every aspect of the creation of enamels as a material
and of the tools of our trade. A quintessential snapshot of Bill...at
the 2011 enamel conference at Arrowmont he was teaching something new
that he'd recently developed and was excited as a kid about it,
still...as an artist should be...as we all hope we will be so many
years into our art/journey.
His beloved wife, Lenore, had gone before him...I hope somehow they
are together again.
There will only ever be one Bill Helwig. How lucky he was in our