Our next interview from the Artisans of Crawford Bay was with enamelist Helene Carter of Fireworks Copper & Glass in Crawford Bay, British Columbia. Helene showed us the ropes of fusing glass powders to pure copper and the creative art forms resulting from it. Helene is also part of a working studio, where art is not only sold on site but also the process is demonstrated to patrons wishing to view her in action. We found it informative and it gave us added appreciation for the labour of artistic creations and their resultant value. This is definitely not factory, assembly line merchandise that one disposes of when bored with it, but rather a purchase with a connection to the artist and their creative outlet; the beauty of the piece and the knowledge of its creation adding strength to the appreciation and longevity factor. Corinne found a pretty hummingbird pin that was perfect for her Grandma. She loved it!
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