All I knew was that laser technology will be fast as it self but will require some preparing. So I thought five pieces would be manageable. Then at the first meeting I was told about aims of other participants. Our aims were different though parallel which made cooperation meaningful, I feel.
People I worked with turned out as friendly and helpful as the first impression let me think. I was also provided with a teacher who taught me how to use the drawing program so I could independently make drawings for laser work stations which made work in general proceed quicker and easier. At first I had to modify the drawings quite a few times before I understood how those should be done to make cutting as easy as possible. Last drawings I was able to make in one go.
First two weeks were emphasized by working on a computer. This is not what I’m used to when making art so I was getting tired and frustrated since nothing seemingly happened but a computer telling me that my drawing is incorrect and error, error. But the illusion of nothing happening disappeared as soon as I got the first concrete parts in my
I got to work with veneer and ceramics. I got nine actual wooden pieces to continue with other techniques at home and six ceramic engravings. That’s plenty and more than I thought it would be possible to achieve. Not all of them came to be as I wished but those works are still fine, only a bit different. Also I gained idea and some understanding of what lasers could do and how I could use them later. So over all, I’m happy with my experience and grateful that I was chosen to be part of this project.