Well, my great experience is going to end soon ! But for now I am just trying to enjoy the lasts weeks.
I am full time in the new shop in the city. It is fine but compare to the workshop there is much less action! I have things to do but it is different. There is more relationship work then creations.
It is of course very interesting; the contact with the people is very important. People like to hear stories.. So, the shop give the chance to tell, explain and charm them !
To take care of a shop is nice: to decorate it, making the showcases, change something everyday, but honestly what I like the must there, is the fact that every morning I meet or see the same people.
In this moment there is a music festival on Langeland, of course with mostly Danish bands. The island is full of tourists from different countries: Germany, Norway, Belgium, ..
That’s nice ! People and music in the city !!
In the beginning of July we had a workshop demonstration of Sand cast. People could come and see how does it work and bring a piece of something to cast and make it in silver!
The week after we had demonstration of the enamel, especially the Plique à jour technic. Sabine use a lot this beautiful technic;
For the last few weeks I would like to concentrate my energy on setting stones technics and collecting all the useful informations for the future. Sabine wrote a list with all the tools a goldsmith should have for starting, that’s great!