Well, Debra (www.debrasloan.com) and I are busy making last minute preparations before leaving – selecting tools, oxides, stains, favourite brushes and all, to make sure we can hit the ground running when we arrive in Hungary. If you check the website of the studio at http://www.icshu.org/ you will gain a sense of the place we will be spending our time, the courses available to us and of course our own private studio spaces to do our work in. We both think this is a great opportunity to explore new materials, work with other professionals and experience a different country and perspectives.
While selecting tools is fairly straightforward, we thought we would have to plan our clothing for three seasons! While we bask in cherry blossoms and lots of sun during this unseasonably warm time of year, the temperature in Budapest mid February was -18. It is now a more manageable 6 to 10 degrees so hopefully we can leave the heavy clothing behind us while we welcome Spring there.