The best thing I ever did for myself was apprentice as a Goldsmith in Germany, and skills I learned there have been a venue,, an anchor, and way to meaningfully connect with the world ever since. I love what I can discover working with metals, the possibility of coloring them, forming and texturing them, and knowing their individual properties, sharing ideas with other metal-smith. It gave me very solid basics and also enabled me to teach. It has been s wonderful and endless source of inspiration. It keeps me sane for the ideas and possibilities seem endless.
Meet Brenda Schlegel at her booth at the Chico ART Festival. It will be held at St John’s Episcopal Church grounds on Floral Avenue, in Chico, on May 6 & 7, 2022. Friday from 4pm to 8 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 5 pm. You can also connect with Brenda on Facebook.