As artists, do we ever stop learning? Do we ever stop being “the student” and move on to just being a teacher or just an artist? The answer should always be a firm, resounding no — we can always learn something new about our craft.
Anneliese Narcisi, who has been a part of the Artisan Alley for more than three years, will soon be graduating with her degree in the Engraving Arts — a fantastic accomplishment. Narcisi has put in a solid effort during her time as an intern and as a student of the engraving program at Emporia State University.
Her projects have ranged from jewelry to dioramas to large plates for printmaking. Most recently, she delved into a niche of engraving that includes fine-line portraiture, banknote engraving, and Italian bulino. This plate, which we have revealed in progress over the last few weeks, shows off Narcisi’s final touches to the portrait.
Over the years, her projects each show improvements in her skill and a wonderful means of expressing her own talents as an artist. Although we are sure each student who makes it into the Artisan Alley intern program feels privileged to have such an opportunity, we feel the same way getting to see every one of these artists grow as an engraver. Thanks for always sharing your work with us, Anneliese!