I talked to Artist Artist Edy Seaman at the Easton Art Affair 2019.
Tell me about your work.
I started as a glass worker. It evolved into me using the enamels which is basically powdered glass. They get siffed on copper or fine silver. I torch fire them which melts the glass and fusses to the metal underneath. Different décor techniques are adding graphite, fine silver, and texture to it. The graphite I use are drawings, so they are like little canvases to draw on. I saw a lot of my shapes out by hand. I get some unique shapes.
What is your background?
I have been making jewelry since I was twelve. I’m fifty six. In the 1970s, I started with macro jewelry. I used to own a bead shop.
I didn’t go to school for it. I think that is a great path, if you take it. I am adventurous and I am not afraid to make ugly. I taught myself a lot, because I don’t’ have fear. Fear is the biggest enemy of being creative. That’s how I learn to do things, just by trying it.
Sidebar: That was the quote of the day, “Fear is the biggest enemy of being creative.”