Meeting the artists whose work you only knew online previously requires some adjustment. You will know Jana Lehmann of Stuttgart from photos of her meticulously crafted pens and jewelry on Flickr and Facebook.
Here’s a new necklace of hers that sold immediately at the FIMO Symposium in Germany. Jana told me about the project books she’s written for FIMO (they don’t come up on your U.S. Amazon) and her venture into teaching in the U.S.
We chatted about how she might combine the caretaking path she’s considering with the art and teaching at which she excels.
In each FIMO50 class, islands of translation spontaneously appeared as multi-lingual students bridged the gaps between artists and we got to know each other. (Leila Bidler shows lots of photos on Facebook.)