Evelyn Markasky's Profile
I started my life in an edgy little steel town with a large immigrant population in Youngstown, Ohio. Life in Youngstown was shaped by steel and I have been left with the image of the nighttime sky glowing pink from the blast furnaces that ran 24 hours a day. It is this image that I have subconsciously recreated in my studio with my torch; heating, soldering, coloring, and melting metal, not quite 24 hours a day, but close!
I work mostly in copper using lead-free vitreous enamels sometimes for their colors, but mostly as a patina, adding texture and an aged effect to my pieces. I like to take a hard cold piece of metal and turn it into something soft, warm, and organic. I continue my love of fire by torch-firing my enamel pieces, which gives my work an earthy, hearty feeling.
I am attracted to using copper for many reasons. The…
- Born on March 4
- Joined May 17, 2008